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We Toured Versailles by Bike and Had a Wonderful Time!

A guided tour of Versailles was not something I ever thought we’d consider. In years past, watching tour groups being rushed here and there with no time to enjoy the sights just didn’t seem appealing to us. But, we love cycling so when we found a guided tour of Versailles by bike, we decided that it might be time to have ...

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Exploring Saumur Before our Visit to the Château

This Saumur blogpost has been updated to reflect our 2017 vist. The town of Saumur in the Anjou (Maine et Loire) Region of France is well known for its wine, mushrooms and, of course, its château. Like Angers, it is close to both mushroom caves and other troglodyte attractions such as restaurants, night clubs and ...

A Family Vacation- One Reader’s Trip

What an enchanting French family vacation this sweet couple has shared with me and I, in turn, am delighted to share it with you! Facebook brought us together and I'm delighted to be able to share some highlights from their vacation in France. After messaging me for ideas for a "non-touristy" vacation around Paris, they were ...

Châteaudun

It was a super quiet Sunday afternoon when we arrived in Châteaudun to visit the Château. As you can see the streets were deserted. We had just come from church in Bonneval where the street was filled with people chatting with one another and/or standing in line at the boulangerie for baguettes for the noon meal. Here, ...

Montrésor and Her Collegiate Church

Montrésor is a beautiful village to visit! In fact, it is officially listed as one of the"plus beaux villages de France “ which translates to one of the most beautiful villages in France. There are 157 villages which have received this designation and Michelin provides a map of them. Stop in at a local “Librairie”  or ...

Château de Montrésor

The village of Montrésor is perched on a cliff in the Loire Valley with the Château de Montrésor at the highest point. This is a beautiful little château in an idyllic setting and I had lots of fun trying to capture that "perfect photo" of "my treasure" (mon-trésor).     Perched high on a cliff ...

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Loches France

The misty foggy morning greeted us as we set out for a day-trip to the medieval town of Loches France. The day was Wednesday,  Loches’ big market day and everything we had read indicated that this market is one of the best in the area. We weren’t going to let a bit of rain deter us from having fun! The market meanders ...