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Château Beauregard

Apr 28, 2016 by


Beauregard, a small, privately owned chateau in the Loire Valley, is well worth a visit. If it were not for two very special attractions it might have disappeared into the jaws of time because it was not built as a château or a manor house; it was built as a hunting lodge for Francis I. […]

Off Piste in Amboise

Apr 26, 2016 by


Despite its small size, Amboise in the Loire Valley has three very unusual Last Resting Places. Tourists who flock to the magnificent Royal Château are in for a treat because it is here the mighty Leonardo da Vinci, at his own request, was buried. He lived just down the road in Clos Lucé, the childhood […]