A river cruise down the Loire Valley to visit the chateaux and sample the wines of the region. Aerial view of Château de Chenonceau, Loire Valley, France (by Baloulumix). I so badly want to go to the loire valley!
The River Orb, Beziers, France Look at the reflection of that sky and castle in the river! The sky alone is fantastic. This looks like some kind of fairy tale land. A fairy tale land I could actually visit.
Tourists know Colmar (France) as the capital of Alsatian wine, an ultra-classy white variety. They also know Colmar for its quaint canals. Long ago, the canals in Colmar& & Venice& were buzzing with butchers, fishmongers and tanners.
Rocamadour, France is built on a rock in the middle of the Causse de Gramat. This is a vast slate plateau and part of the Causse du Quercy. The city is the most visited pilgrimage site after Lourdes in France.
Amazing double-helix staircase in the Château de Chambord, Loire Valley, France. The two helixes ascend three floors and never meet. In the center is an open air shaft that lets in light. Some believe Leonardo da Vinci designed the staircase.