Dinan, France

This ancient, riverside port town is Brittany’s finest, an hour south of Mont St. Michele, its well worth an overnight stay on your way to the Loire Valley  Dinan emulates the typical Breton lifestyle and opens up the window into this region’s more typical rural French lifestyles a little more.  I enjoyed wandering through the back…

Fougeres, France

This Medieval hill town town castle looks so unbelievable it makes you wonder if it is a movie set at first glance.  I almost could not believe it really exists.  Look at the castle walls, wonder around the grounds and through the public community gardens imagining what it was like to live back in the…

Loire Valley, France – Chateaux Tour

One of the most impressive landscapes in the world can be found in the Loire valley in France.  This region boasts over 100 estates and many offer tours of the chateaux and extensive gardens that impress the even the most urban of tourist.  It is worth a week to follow the valley down from Paris…