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Étienne François de Choiseul (1719 - 1785)

Étienne François, comte de Stainville puis duc de Choiseul est né à Nancy, Lorraine, en 1719. Il fut d’abord ambassadeur avant de devenir secrétaire d’État… 326 more words


The Royal Château of Amboise

“This emblematic monument and its landscaped gardens offer one of the most remarkable panoramas of the Loire valley, and are registered as a World Heritage site by Unesco”


Fairytales in the Loire

It was an unbearably hot afternoon when I arrived in the Loire Valley, and the air was so still and heavy with pollen that I could almost feel it brushing against me as I walked. 989 more words

The Piette time machine

I’m a huge Harry Potter fan and so I am sharing the above photo because it reminds me of the beach where Shell Cottage (that’s Bill and Fleur Weasley’s house for all you Muggles) was located. 173 more words


France Tour - Tours & Loire Valley

This was one of my favourite cities of the tour. On our second day we rode bikes to and from Villandry castle, which was about 50km distance in total, quite an achievement!


The Bubbly Stuff

(Grand Tour Part 2 of 7)

We had two goals for sightseeing in Reims:  visiting the cathedral and sampling champagne. After breakfast at home, we set out for Gare de l’Est and drank coffee while we waited to get on the train. 1,866 more words