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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 ...

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, ...

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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 ...

Maid of Orléans

In Orléans France we find ourselves surrounded by the Maid of Orléans. Joan of Arc is the patron saint of France and Place de Martroi, one of the main squares in Orléans, has a statue commemorating her. The Maid of Orléans , Joan of Arc,  can be found in 11 statues around the city! One of the largest churches in ...

Gothic Cathedral Orléans

Gothic Cathedral Orléans : St Croix The Gothic Cathedral of St Croix in Orléans France has a pair of intricate "wedding cake" towers. The stained glass inside tells the story of Joan of Arc's life. ( Orléans is located on the opposite end of the Loire from Tours in the Centre Region, just where the Loire bends ...

Blois

I love Blois! It is a delightful town full of charming shops, hilly streets, great restaurants and, of course, the château.  We spent several days here and some of our favorite memories are of wandering the streets early in the morning before the hustle and bustle of the day had begun. [caption id="attachment_2119" ...