What Travel Belle could resist a tweeted invitation to one of the beautiful wineries in France from a Frenchman with good manners and a chateau to a Loire Valley wine tasting? Today I’m in a waxing-about-Fall-and-France kind of mood, so I’m going to tell you about a favorite stop from my visit last September to … Read more
Those delicate little rounds of loveliness with their subtle yet somewhat nutty flavor, seem to be available at every turn in France. Spread on a baguette, or served warm in a salad, then consumed with a glass of Sancerre wine (yes, I’m a Sancerrean wine snob today, in yet another futile effort to hold onto any vestiges of Frenchiness that remain after returning home two weeks ago) is a quintessential French experience.
The Château de Chenonceau is largely known for the royal ladies who have held sway throughout French history and at one time occupied the magnificent structure with it five arch design that spans the Cher River. The history books say that the chateau we see today was built in 1513 by Charles XVIII of France. But this doesn’t tell the whole story.