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Béhuard -an island village that is a delight to explore on foot or by bicycle

Béhuard is a treasure hidden in plain view! This little village is home to La Chapelle Notre-Dame sur la Loire, a pilgrimage site. Not only that, but it is also a UNESCO world heritage site and is listed as one of France’s Ville Fleurie. This later designation means beautiful architecture, flowers and landscaping are a ...

Candes-St-Martin and her Collegiate Church of St-Martin

We were lured to Candes-St-Martin and her Collegiate Church of St-Martin when we planned our trip because this village is listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France, les plus beaux villages de France. Like neighboring Montsoreau, Candes-St-Martin and her Collegiate Church of St-Martin perches on the banks of the ...

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 ...

La Corroirie du Liget

La Corroirie du Liget

We spotted La Corroirie du Liget set back from the D760 on the edge of the forest as we were driving home from a day in Montrésor. It was one of those “after thought” stops. That’s what I like about driving some of the smaller roads in France. You never know what surprise you are going to find so we generally leave ...

La Chartreuse du Liget

La Chartreuse du Liget

Our first glimpse of La Chartreuse du Liget  was on our morning drive to Montresor, I knew we would have to return to see what was behind this magnificent gate. As we continued down the road (D760) we were amazed at the surrounding wall and its watchtower. The château at Montresor was lovely, as is the town, but rain ...

Bourgueil

Located equi-distant from Villandry, Saumur and Chinon we knew we would be surrounded by wonderful little towns when we chose our gite. Bourgueil was one of these towns that captivated my heart. [caption id="attachment_3472" align="alignleft" width="399"] Home of La Galette Bourgueilloise[/caption]   Our first ...

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Paris Church of Saint-Sulpice

It was the Fontaine des Quatre Evêques (Four Bishops Fountain) that drew me in search of the Church of Saint-Sulpice. Located in the Latin Quarter of the 6th arrondissement, it was the lions that had intrigued me.  A photo of the fountain with its four lions languidly draped over the sides just “spoke to me”. They are ...