Centre Off The Beaten Path

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Centre Off The Beaten Path

  • Castles

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    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

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    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...

  • Abbey of Noirlac

    A wonderful history kept alive by creating a cultural center on it. The abbey is in the cher deprt just south of Bourges.The abbey was founded in 1136AD and it is one of the Cistercian abbeys best preserve. It is state property since 1909 , restore greatly until last in 1980 and now holds a cultural meeting center.The visit is for the cheer volume...

  • 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 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:...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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