Centre Off The Beaten Path

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Centre Off The Beaten Path

  • Castles

    Tours Off The Beaten Path

    I would have to admit that it's quite a while since I studied French at high school. One of our books was called 'La Belle France' and one of the few things I can recall from it was a photo of Chenonceau. I'm not sure if it was the lilting name or the fairy-tale appearance, but for some reason it stuck with me over the years. In early February...

  • Museum

    Tours Off The Beaten Path

    Aquarium of Turen is the biggest in Europe aquarium of fresh-water fishes. I visited such a big aquarium for the first time. To tell the truth I chosed an excursion to this aquarium because castles of Loire by this moment had already a little bothered... It was necessary to distract a little from historical and architectural sights. The aquarium...

  • jardin du Duke Jean of Berry, Mehun sur...

    well driving around France is great and the Centre region wonderful (many times call by visitors the Loire valley), this in dept No 18 or Cher; the wife needs to see this and it is wonderful gardens of the Duke of Berry.It has an area of approximately 3 hectares ( bit more than 7 acres), in the heart of the city, this garden is crossed several...

  • Church (feasts) of Sainte Foy, Chartres

    well when we come to Chartres the Cathedral is the one, but once you come several times you start dwelling into the side Streets and you find other goodies and beautiful buildings with a history.The Church is located at Place Sainte-Foy, 28000 Chartresit is near the place du Général-de-Gaulle, in the interior blvd of Chartres . The front door opens...

  • Church St Pierre de Dreux

    It is located at 40 Place Métézeau, and is a nice small church really, but historical. The current church was built in the 15C, after the war of hundred years and caused destruction at the headquarters of the English King Henri V in 1421. The economic recovery then knows the France allows to enlarge and beautify the Church, or even to redo parts:...

  • Gates of St George- Vendôme

    a wonderful arch entrance to the town and lovely history ,nice to see, and drive under it! here is something from the tourist office of VendômeThis gate is the sole survivor of the four gates that once monitored access to the town. In 1437, Count John VIII granted a permanent concesstion for the gate to the town's aldermen, who then decided to hold...

  • Pagoda de Chanteloupe

    one of the unique sites coming out from Amboise away from the Loire is the pagoda of chanteloupe It is along road D431 very easy by car.10€ for adults admission now,check site for updates.great for the children as it is around a lake and on the road to quaint town of Blére on the river Cher.There was a castle here from 1715 but Étienne François de...

  • Pressoirs d'Epernon

    these were old cellars from the 12C built on stone with 3naves and 7 vaulted support crossing, on cap pylons with sculptures and chalk ogives or hole to stock.They can be visited from the tourist office. They are now use for parties, events, weddings etc.You can come from Paris montparnase to Epernon. TER trains. By car from Paris take the A13...

  • Church of St Pierre-le-Guillard -Bourges

    Local tradition attributes its foundation to a miracle of saint Anthony of Padua, whose passage is attested in Bourges around 1225-1230. On one of the walls of the Church. There, under the title Miracle of the mule, an animal on his knees (on its front legs, a performance), facing St. Anthony of Padua. The Foundation of Saint-Pierre-le-Guillard,...

  • walk the quais along the Loire

    This is the magical river of the Loire Valley and appropiately call the Loire. Along it are wonderful pathways and beautiful views of the city.you will see the bridges and buildings from another perpective. Also, the flooding warnings of it,...

  • Aquarium du Val de Loire

    It's a nice aquarium great for families todo something else than castle visiting. It is smallist but well layout and nice presentation.You will see more than 10,000 fish of our rivers, rivers and ponds. Admire the giant Chinese carps and impressive catfish. Shiver with piranhas, sharks, and Cayman. The fishes are presented in 53 basins (2 million...

  • Museum of Best craftmans of France

    This is a wonderful educational museum. The Musée des meilleurs ouvriers de France in Bourges is in the old episcopal palace dating from 12C ,in the process of the separation of State and Church in France in 1905, by 1909 the episcopal palace became part of the city of Bourges.The museum was installed there since 1995.The museum is presented in two...

  • walk the vinyards of Amboise Touraine

    Well this is my area that go every year to gather wines, sorry dont have too many photos here.Just in case you are dropping by on July 1 every year there is a walk in the vinyards of Limeray of the Amboise-Touraine appellation, held by the Lions international charity club and several winegrowers n the region.Sunday July 7, 2013, 6 kms from city...

  • vélo or bike ride in Sancerre

    you can book with the tourist office therehttp://www.berrycyclettes.fr/-principe-et-tarifs-that is the site they recommend. Its a nice ride in a vélo or bike in the vinyards.and this outfit I have used and very good, tells you all about it in Englishhttp://www.cycling-loire.com/cycling-useful-informationhope it helps

  • Take a Detour to Meslay-le-Grenet Church

    If you are in Chartres or near it with a car do not miss this unusual sight. You may never see even its rough equivalent in your travels. There is no town listing for Meslay in VT and it does not appear in most guide books. Its population is 150. It is on the map about 15 km south of Chartres. The church is 15C and its walls are covered with...


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