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The gorgeous gardens of the Chateau of Chenonceau, Loire Valley

The Chateau of Chenonceau is famous for its floral displays. Every room is exquisitely decorated with scented, utterly stunning bouquets made by a master florist …

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The Chateau de Blois Son et Lumiere Show in the Loire Valley

The royal castle of Blois presents a unique outlook on the history of French architecture from the thirteenth to the seventeenth century. Around the central …

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The Chateau de Chenonceau – the Castle of Flowers in the Loire Valley

Everyone who visits the Chateau de Chenonceau in the Loire Valley comes away with a memory of the exquisite gardens, the impossibly romantic white stone …

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The incredible Chateau de Chambord Loire Valley France

The Chateaux in the Loire were created to be second homes and visual symbols of power and wealth. Those who owned chateaux didn’t usually live …

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Wine tasting in the Loire Valley in Leonardo da Vinci’s cave

“I believe that great happiness awaits those men who are born where good wines are to be found” – Leonardo da Vinci. Well you can’t …

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The gardens of the Chateau du Clos Lucé Loire Valley

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) spent the last three years of his life at the Chateau du Clos Lucé in the Loire. He was the guest …

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Chateau du Clos Lucé the home of Leonardo da Vinci in France

Amboise in the Loire is dominated by a grand chateau. The turrets of Amboise castle reach high into the sky and its windows give impressive …

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The magnificent Abbey Fontevraud in the Loire

The royal Abbey at Fontevraud has to be one of the most beautiful abbeys in all of France – and there are a lot of …

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The enchanting Chateau de Brissac, Loire Valley

The Chateau de Brissac is a privately owned home that has been in the same family since 1502 – May 26th to be precise! It …

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Atelier d’Ofard wallpaper makers extraordinaire in Tours

In days long gone, wallpaper was made by hand. It was time consuming and specialist and these days wallpaper is made by machines. But, there …

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