France – exploring some of it’s wine regions & cuisine. September, 2002

So back in 2002 we did not own a digital camera but we did manage to find a few photos  that we’ve scanned to include in this post. We’ll at least write a few notes so that this trip can become part of our travel journal.

On this trip we travelled with friends to France. We wanted to focus on some of France most renown wine regions and as well experience the culture and delicious French cuisine.

Amboise – The Loire Valley

We flew into Paris and took the train immediately to Amboise. The town of Amboise is located in the Loire Valley. Related image

Amboise, Loire Valley

In Amboise we stayed at Le Blason. Our room was on the top floor so we needed to take a very narrow staircase to get to it. (please don’t take trunk suitcases if you plan on staying here.  I did learn over the years Bernard😊) What we thoroughly enjoyed about this hotel was that it was in a great location and it had a beautiful outdoor garden patio restaurant in the back of it where we ate a couple of great meals.

The Loire Valley is often visited because of all it’s beautiful Châteaux and wines. We only wanted to visit one of those châteaux so we choose the Château de Chenonceau as it is supposedly the Loire Valley’s most recognizable and romantic château.Image result for chateau de chenonceau

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