Thursday, September 25, 2014

Clos Lucé, Amboise, France

Next up on our short tour of places in the Loire Valley was Clos Lucé in Amboise. In 1516, King Francis I of France invited Leonardo da Vinci to Amboise to live and work and provided him with the Clos Lucé, then called Château de Cloux. He died there in 1519.

Thursday, September 11, 2014


Now I will show some photos from outside the Château de Chenonceau. The gardens are amazing, both impeccably groomed in the front, and "working" gardens off to the side.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Bedchamber of the Five Queens.

This bedroom is thus named in memory of Catherine de Medici's two daughters and three daughters-in-law : Queen Margot, Elisabeth of France, Marie Stuart, Elisabeth of Austria and Louise de Lorraine.