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Photo of Chateau de Chambord,
Architecture
Richard J Moore

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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View of the Loire River in Saumur France
French Wine
Richard J Moore

Loire Valley Wines – An Introduction

The Loire Valley is deservedly popular with visitors to France. The region offer a unique insight into France’s history and culture with something to interest any traveler. Beautiful countryside, stunning renaissance Châteaux and the Loire Valley wines famous the world over are just a few of the reasons why it is so popular.

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