Chateau de la Ballue, Brittany

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Travelling from St Malo to Fougères can be quick – down the motorway at 70mph and forty minutes later you are there. Alternatively you can potter down the side roads and linger along the 84 kms between the two…

Travel in France – Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau

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The Château of Azay-le-Rideau was built between 1528 and 1527 on the site of the mediaeval castle of Ridel d’Azay, a knight in the King’s service. The fortress was built to protect the road from Tours to Chinon. This original building … Continued

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, on the Loire, was the first stop, as I wanted to see the gardens. But, as always, there was … Continued

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