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7 French Castles to Make You Feel Like Royalty

Posted on 21. Nov, 2014 by .

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After living in France for almost two years, it’s fair to say I’ve had my fair share of châteaux. From the lavish properties of the Loire Valley to the ruins of the French Riviera, and pretty much everything in between, France doesn’t disappoint in terms of castles. The fact that there are so many – […]

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The Chateau d’If, France - In Photos

Posted on 19. Nov, 2012 by .

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If there’s one thing you must do in Marseille, it’s to get out of Marseille. I wasn’t a big fan of the city: I would consider staying in Marseille only to explore villages and islands around it - not the actual city! One of the best ways to escape the city is to hop on a […]

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Auvergne’s Prettiest Castle: Château de Val

Posted on 13. Apr, 2012 by .

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When people think of European castles, one of the first images that come to mind is the elegant, feminine Renaissance castles of France. While most of them are located around Paris and in the Loire Valley, Auvergne has a handful of them that are worth the detour -Château the Val being on top of the […]

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The Loire Valley Castles, a Photo Essay

Posted on 19. Dec, 2011 by .

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Visiting and taking photos of the Loire Valley Castles was kind of a big thing for me - not only did I cross off yet another item off of my bucket list, but also because there are things you just have to have photos of. And few things are quite as iconic as these French […]

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The Wonders of Chambord Castle

Posted on 09. Dec, 2011 by .

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Visiting the Loire Valley Castles was always a major point in my bucket list - and the beautiful, intriguing architecture of Chambord Castle had definitely tickled my fancy. It’s the largest and most impressive one of the lot. Originally built in the 16th century as a hunting lodge for King François the 1st (we definitely do not […]

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My Beautiful Auvergne, a Photo Essay

Posted on 30. Nov, 2011 by .

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After living in Auvergne for a few months (and learning more about the French culture), I have come to look back on the many little places I discovered during the sunny days of summer and fall. While the region is often overlooked by tourist, I can’t stress enough how worthwhile and amazing it is, and […]

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