Of the 50-some-odd castles in the Loire River Valley, one of the most beautiful is the Chateau de Chenonceau. Nicknamed “Chateau des Dames” (Castle of the Ladies) due to its design and decoration being heavily influenced by some of France’s most famous women, Chenonceau is a jewel of the area and a must-visit.
Although we arrived in Azay-le-Rideau under the impression that we were in the middle of the sparse French countryside (which we were totally satisfied with), we would soon discover that there was more to this place than dirt roads and troglodytes.
After a delightful five days in Paris, we set off on our road trip. We picked up our little Fiat Panda from the rental car agency, and away we went. Our first stop would be the Loire Valley, famous for being a playground for the nobility.
So I hear this Throwback Thursday thing is all the rage now? Hmm. #tbt.
Husband (before he was Husband) in Paris in 2009…
On our last day in Paris, we decided to go to the Palace of Versailles. It’s a full-day excursion, so plan accordingly. Let’s start off with some quick facts about the Palace.
Here is a list of things that were initially hated, and then ended up being loved:
- Moby Dick
- Paul’s Boutique (the magnum opus of the Beastie Boys, in case you were wondering)
- The Eiffel Tower
- (The Knicks’ pick of Kristaps Porzingis?)
Bonjour et salut! This is Jolyn, and welcome to our first Paris post! (Otherwise known as look at pictures of us eating food. That and a few little steel sticks thrown together called the Eiffel Tower.) This blog post will be split between myself and John. I will give you a quick overview of our arrival, and John will continue with some things to see.