Thursday, 26 September 2013

Valençay

 
 
Valençay, a beautiful gem of the Renaissance is buried deep in the hear of the Berry province. This residence was purchased by Talleyrand in the early 1800s on Napoleon's request. The purpose of this Chateau at the time was to entertain ambassadors and foreign sovereigns in style. If you know the history of the relationship between Napoleon and Talleyrand, you'll know the story during the war and Talleyrand's dwelling and when this remarkable architecture shone at it's peak. 
 
Apart from the visit of the Chateau of Valençay, there is also a historical forest trail within the estate, which they have named The Princes' Forest. If you don't want to walk the whole woodland, there are also electric cars to rent. There are also red-tan coated deers in the park itself, plenty of berries for them to munch on.


 
 






 
 
 
One of the room's walls
 

Many of the furniture were from different countries and





Shame they were redoing the back garden





Care to give it a try?

 

  
After a long morning in the heat, a nice cool drink
The whipping cream definitely makes it cold
Just down the road from Grand Hotel Du Lion D'or in Romorantin

 La Belle Epoque (B.E.)
99 Rue Georges Clemenceau
41200 Romorantin-Lanthenay
France
 
A bakery just opposite off the hotel
Aux Delices De Solonge
84 Rue Clemenceau
41200 Romorantin-Lanthenay
France
 
 Editing photos and uploading them makes me want to go for another trip down in Europe again!
 
with love,
Silvy xxx
 
 

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