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Château de Chambord

Château de Chambord

The most ambitious of the Loire Valley palaces, Chambord was intended as a demonstration of the power and wealth of the French king Francis I. It combines classical French castle architecture with the more modern Italian renaissance styles of the period. It’s scale and ambition exceeded it’s practicality and so it’s story is as interesting as it’s sheer visual appeal and audacity.

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Bordeaux Wines – An Introduction

Bordeaux Wines – An Introduction

The Bordeaux region has long been home to some of the best and most famous wines in the world. With four distinct wine producing regions in the Bordeaux area each producing a distinctive range of wines it can be a bit confusing understanding which one might be the best for you. Our guide breaks it down into bite size chunks to help you appreciate the choices available.

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French Cheese – Five of the Best

French Cheese – Five of the Best

Confused about French cheese ? You’re not the only one. With over 400 varieties of cheese, a labeling system comparable to French wine and the challenge of finding some of them – where do you start? In our guide to five French cheeses you should try we demystify French cheese, provide a little history and finish with some tasting notes. Enjoy !

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Inspired by France is a small family run business/blog . We have lived and worked in France at various times in our life and hope to spend a lot more time there in the future.

We love all things French ranging from film, music and literature to the simple pleasures of French cooking and the odd glass of wine. We want to share our love of France with other France fanatics !

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