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June 2013

Loiret Chateau near Orleans France

Tweet This old fortified chateau farmhouse in Loiret (1 hour from Paris), in the Orleans area of France, dates from the 13th century, and has almost 6500 square feet of living space on two floors. The chateau has been tastefully restored, and includes a double living room, large dining room, 5 large bedrooms with bathrooms, [...]

The Dordogne Valley – Treasures from the Past

Tweet The Dordogne Valley, in southwest France, is our favorite area in all of France – and it is the favorite of many others, including even many of the French. It is a treasure trove of castles and chateaux, lovely countryside, food, wine, and a history that dates back to the fabulous cave paintings of [...]

Michel de Montaigne -Writer for the World

Tweet Michel de Montaigne was one of the most influential writers of the 16th century French Renaissance.  Especially, he was known for his essays, which were some of the most widely influential essays ever written.  He had a direct influence on many later famous writers and thinkers, including Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Rene Descartes, [...]