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The Secret Châteaux of the Loire Valley – Langeais, Villesavin, Montpoupon & Beauregard

First published in The Good Life France My top ten châteaux and castles in the Loire Valley are the four “Cs” – Chenonceau, Chambord, Cheverny and Chaumont – followed by the royal castles of Amboise and Blois, all of which … Continue reading

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Monday’s Travel Photos – Château de Villesavin

Château de Villesavin, which isn’t really a castle, is an hour’s ride on horseback from Château de Chambord and was actually a glorified worksite hut built at the beginning of the 16th century by Jean Le Breton who was François I’s … Continue reading

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Friday’s French – cloche

One of the most significant differences between French and English technical vocabulary is that the French terms often describe appearance while the English terms refer to purpose or use. A prime example is cloche. It’s original meaning is bell, as … Continue reading

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