Living it large at Château de Chambord in the Loire Valley in France

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An updated travel guide to help you plan your visit to Château de Chambord in the Loire Valley in France, complete with tips and beautiful photographs.

An American in… Château des Milandes

Château des Milandes, The Dordogne, France, travel blog
Let me take you back to Château des Milandes - beautifully preserved and arranged to tell the inspiring story of its late owner - Josephine Baker.

Before the heavens opened at Château de Chenonceau in the Loire Valley in France

Château de Chenonceau, Loire Valley, France, travel blog
An updated travel guide to help you plan your visit to Château de Chenonceau in the Loire Valley in France, complete with tips and beautiful photographs.

Road Trip Diary Day 5: Crying my eyes out, wishing I was with my partner

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Today is going to be an uneventful day because I am leaving Amboise and driving to Brantôme for the next leg of my road trip through France. I have nearly 180 miles of mostly D-roads ahead and according to the SatNav it should take me about four hours to get there. Time to pack and take a few photographs for...

Road Trip Diary Day 4: Chasing chateaux in the Loire Valley

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Day 4 of my road trip through France when I went chasing chateaux in the Loire Valley. I stained my trousers with raspberry coulis at Chateau de Cheverny and got caught in the rain at Chateau de Chenonceau.

Road Trip Day 2: Living in a French château with vineyards in Champagne

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Today has all the makings of a slow and uneventful one. Time for me to recover from the long drive and yesterday’s panic attack. The plan is to spend the morning in my hotel room, writing and having coffee, then go out in the car to explore the area. I am going to have my coffee and do my work...

Road Trip Day 1: Panic attack at a Michelin star restaurant in a French château

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Today is going to be a long and challenging day, involving a lot of driving and quite possibly - a lot of crying en route too. I am taking on a huge project, all on my own and the thought of it scares me. It's all for a good reason though and I hope that by keeping this road...

La Chartreuse du Bignac in Bignac, France – an honest hotel review

Read this if you wonder what it's like to stay as a guest at a "proper" French Chartreuse. An honest review of my stay at La Chartreuse du Bignac as a paying guest.

Top 3 châteaux in the Loire Valley you should visit

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The Loire Valley in France is famous for being the valley of the thousand chateaux but not everyone has the time (and can afford) to visit all of them. here is a list of the The Top 3 châteaux in the Loire Valley you should visit.

Sarlat is not the place I thought it was

First-time visitor to Sarlat, guide, the dordogne, france, travel blog
It turns out that Sarlat is a place I have never visited before. So, here's my first-time visitor to Sarlat guide plus tips and advice, based on my recent visit. Read, plan and go to Sarlat! It's too beautiful to miss.