Trying to schedule seeing the most fabulous castles of the Loire Valley is tough...Is it possible to see them when you have limited time? If you only have approximately 2-3 hours for each, then the answer is YES! Just make sure you are prepared...Personally, I would rather see a place on my list, even if it's rushed, than forever regret skipping it.Read More
Sometimes...okay, all the time, when planning for trips, I look for opportunities to visit places that have been on my radar for a long time. The Loire Valley has been enticing me for years to see its vineyards and several of its biggest treasures...Renaissance-Era Chateaus.
And I bet you’ve seen them in books or movies. They are iconic. The stuff of fairy tales with their magnificent, white structures, rounded towers (turrets), and graceful gray/blue roofs. They did not disappoint. If you are planning a trip to Paris, a side trip of architectural castle-glory is waiting for you in the Loire Valley. If you only have one day to spare, you could hop on an excursion tour from Paris. Or, spend the weekend in/around Amboise via various transport options, and take it all in slowly.Read More
The Sign Said ‘Cave’...so we stopped to take a look. It was France, after all.
This structure was something completely unexpected. So when we saw the sign, we decided to turn the car around, and have a closer look...Read More