Travelogue: Playground of the Kings, Renaissance Châteaux of the Loire Valley

By |2018-06-12T14:20:25-04:00February 22nd, 2017||

TRAVELOGUE: Playground of the Kings: Renaissance Châteaux of the Loire Valley  Two hours southwest of Paris is the lush and legendary Loire Valley -- nicknamed the "playground of kings and queens" and home to some of France’s bloodiest battles, greatest architecture and wonderful wines. Join travel writer/ architectural historian and Wanderlust Tours owner, Shawnie Kelley at Upper [...]

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Playground of the Kings

By |2018-06-12T14:20:11-04:00April 1st, 2014|Blog|

Two hours south of Paris is the ancient and storied region of the Loire Valley. For hundreds of years, medieval kings journeyed with their courts to hunting lodges deep in the royal forests along France’s longest river. So, it comes as no surprise that the Renaissance royals chose the same Vallée de la Loire to build resplendent [...]

Got Wanderlust? Château Chenonceau

By |2018-06-12T14:20:13-04:00February 19th, 2014|Got Wanderlust?|

In celebration of National Castle Month, today's Got Wanderlust picture is of Château Chenonceau in the Loire Valley, France. The lush rolling river valley, just two hours south of Paris was once nicknamed the Playground of the Kings, as many of France's Renaissance kings and queens built sumptuous, over-the-top castles along the Loire and Cher [...]