The Château de Chenonceau

The Château de Chenonceau

The Château de Chenonceau is my personal favorite of the Loire Valley as it is built over a river, is absolutely stunning, and there is a whole soap opera around it! Many, many, many moons ago, King Henry II gave the chateau to his mistress Dian de Poitiers – who had...
Blois and Cheverny

Blois and Cheverny

 The Loire Valley is very special. Each small town is different and we found Blois to be absolutely lovely. From the intown Chateau to the church to the fabulous, cool, hipster barbershop where Adam got his hair cut, we were so surprised at this little town every time...
Chambord

Chambord

The royal Château de Chambord is the largest château in the Loire Valley; it was built to serve as a hunting lodge for Francis I, who who only stayed at Chambord for 7 weeks in his entire lifetime. Chambord was altered considerably during the twenty-eight years of its...
Agen to Bordeaux

Agen to Bordeaux

It is Easter morning and we have just left Agen on a train for Bordeaux. I went to a French, African, Live Band, Evangelical Easter service this morning, that was in our hotel, and absolutely loved it! Although I don’t speak French, I could mostly tell what was...
Day 16 – Mossaic to Lamagistere to Agen

Day 16 – Mossaic to Lamagistere to Agen

 After a lovely breakfast where Christine, our B&B owner, made the bread, the yogurt, and all of the jams, we went to the market to buy bread for our lunch and headed on our way along the canal. Today was an interesting day. We walked in the wind and the rain,...