France, a fabulous journey!

Villandry so beautiful Loire Valley

Our first day of Castling was amazing.   You can see the precision and the manner of growing vegetables surrounded by hedges and flowers.  Villandry was completed around 1536.  The majesty and beauty is transending.  On July 4, 1189, the “Paix de Colombiers” ( as Villandry was known during the Middle Ages) was signed, during which Henri II Plantagenet, King of England, admitted defeat before Philippe Auguste, King of France.  The history and the

this water spout was one of many used to water the gardens in the 1500's

majestic past of this Castle and Gardens takes ones imagination to what life must have been like so long ago. 

Our Sister Cities group and our French hosts had a great lunch near the Castle and the food as usual was fantastic. Our hosts from Sevres were generous and great company.

Loire Valley 

 Gardens at Villandry

Paula and Gary

The physical and emotional experience of the beautiful grounds and our great tour guide full of information and history made the visit amazing.  And the comaradarie of friends and our hosts made the moment memorable.  Peyton  6/14/11

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