Tag Archives: Val-de-Loire

20. VAL-DE-LOIRE: Tintin & Gardens

To bike or not to bike… rain late morning… change of plans for a Tintin day… best day for kids, we hear 🙂 … a Garden Festival… wish we had more time for the gardens… they have a special story … Continue reading

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19. VAL-DE-LOIRE: Amboise

First things first… Sunday in Amboise is farmers market day… LE DIMANCHE À AMBOISE, C’EST MARCHÉ! Walking to the market… charming little streets… lovely Loire… most delicious strawberries with a hint of fraisier des bois… fromage de chevre… saucisses… pâté… … Continue reading

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18. VAL-DE-LOIRE: Saumur to Amboise

Another hot day in Loire Valley … to start in a troglodyte cave… the Saut-aux-Loups… mushroom cellars… too early for lunch… that’s what the next destination is for… Tours! We miss the marché artisanal in Tours… have lunch at Les … Continue reading

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17. VAL-DE-LOIRE: The Castle Triangle

On a hot day… hide in a castle… repeat three times… from the playful Château-Musée de Saumur… to the enchantments of the Azay-le-Rideau… closing the castle triangle with the Renaissance gardens of Villandry… après-chateaux in Saumur… lively place… no reservation, … Continue reading

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16. RENNES: Museum of Brittany

Driving day… from Bretagne to Val de Loire… with a book detour… in Becherel… playful gifts… Quels sont ces chateaux… D’ou viennent ces fromages… delicious desserts for the sweets collection… a cool exhibit on a hot day… Peuples du Froid… … Continue reading

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