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Le Grand Marché

Today I went on an adventure with French friends. It was an enjoyable day, but also an exhausting day because we spoke exclusively in French. My head felt like it was going to explode for most of the day. 484 more words

RENDEZ~VOUS IN AMBOISE. Acrylic on Canvas , in French Frame. F G Davis 2014.

This is my latest piece in an original antique frame from Amboise. The piece shows two figures by a typical French window. It will be on show at my home during the Devon Open Studios from 7th September till 21st, for details check out DOS on… 19 more words


Second Day - Up, Up and ... oh NOOOOO!

We were so primed and prepared for this trip. We’d had 14 months to try to find and plan as many ‘bucket list’ events as possible.   635 more words

Best French Visit

Le Chateau

Amboise, France 2014


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"Achingly Beautiful" or Careful on Your Way Down to the Crypt

I have a strange inexplicable attraction to Gothic cathedrals.  When I see one of these 1,000 year old monoliths up close I feel an overpowering need to hug it, or at the very least pet it; this proves impossible given that these buildings usually take up the space of a city block and are not conducive to cuddling. 2,111 more words

Da Vinci's last garden.

Leonardo da Vinci was already in his sixties when he was prevailed upon by King Francis I to move to the French court at Amboise in the Loire valley. 503 more words

Sculpture, Art And Culture

Travelling in France, Day 2

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The day started early, leaving Caen in thick fog which soon cleared to brilliant sunshine and soaring temperatures. The Chateau of Amboise… 506 more words