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Sep 1, 2012 - Cheateaux Chambord & Cheverny

Ali wanted another day of rest today to finish off a book, so I hopped in the car (again!) and took a drive downstream. Along the way I passed several famous chateau of the Loire. The first of which was Chateau Chaumont-Sur-Loire. The chateau sits nice and high above the town below, and looked resplendent from the opposite side of the river. I was tempted to go pay it a visit, as the opposite side looked very interesting in a documentary I saw. The chateau used to belong to Catherine de Medici, wife of Henri II. However, when he passed...

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May 1, 2011 - Chateau Cheverny, France

The next day we went over to tour the Chateau of Cheverny. This is a modest-sized chateau (which still means quite large), in a lovely setting. History of Cheverny: The lands were purchased by Henri Hurault, comte de Cheverny, a lieutenant-general and military treasurer for Louis XI, whose descendent the marquis de Vibraye is the present owner. Lost to the Crown because of fraud to the State, it was donated by King Henri II to his mistress Diane de Poitiers. However, she preferred Château de Chenonceau (which we visited the following day)...

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Apr 30, 2011 - A day in the campground - Loire Valley

Notable for its historic towns, architecture and wines, the Loire valley has been inhabited since the Middle Paleolithic period. Following the course of the river, there are numerous Châteaux. The châteaux, numbering more than three hundred, represent a nation of builders starting with the necessary castle fortifications in the 10th century to the splendor of those built half a millennium later. Kings, artists and authors all had the right idea. Seduced by the Loire, a great many of them decided to settle along the banks of this river. In...

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