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Loire Valley

A Rainbow Over Chambord

Marianne C. Bohr | Posted 04.15.2017 | Travel
Marianne C. Bohr

How ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm after they've seen Paree? Wide-eyed wonder abounds as we tour the City of Light and then head for the Loire Valley.

The Grand Tour: The Loire Valley

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.27.2016 | Travel
Maria Rodale

The final stop of The Grand Tour of 2015: The Loire Valley in central France. The house where Leonardo da Vinci died. Gelato like a rose! Some o...

Landscapes of Clarity - Dan Kiley's Modernist Origins in Seventeenth Century France

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 12.06.2014 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

Despite all this new visibility for Kiley, there is much still not known and awaiting discovery, and part of that involves retracing his steps.

The Chateau That Sugar Built: Seven Deadly Sins

Frank Browning | Posted 08.17.2014 | Arts
Frank Browning

Aside from the surreal garden walk at Chateau Chaumont this year, there are, as always, the dozens of acres of outdoor sculpture--not to mention the exposition of world famous painters and photographers inside the Castle that Sugar Built.

The Best Vacations For Your Vices

Posted 08.31.2013 | Travel

Vacation is a time to indulge. For many, that indulgence may be lazing around in a beautiful place and doing nothing very much at all. For others, ...

More than Just Versailles: Grand Châteaux near Paris

Rick Steves | Posted 10.28.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

While the Loire Valley (two hours south of Paris) is home to the best variety of French châteaux, there are also impressive palaces much closer to Pa...

My Aunt and Uncle Are Cave People

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 10.15.2013 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

I will always fondly remember visiting my aunt and uncle at their cave, feeling like a wild child, almost a Flintstone.

Cave House in Loire Is Charming Bioclimatic Troglodyte Home (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 03.13.2012 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

In the Saumur region of France there are over a thousand miles of underground tunnels and thousands of caves, known as "troglodytes," used as homes, hotels, restaurants, museums, wineries, and even a disco and a zoo.