Monday, September 13, 2010

Not done with the Loire Valley yet!

Let's go back to France! When last we left off, we were looking at the hunting dogs at Cheverny. Now we head to...



Or the shortened version, as we barbarians from America call it, Azay-Le-Rideau.


It's a modest little place.



Here's a view from the chateau, looking toward the front gate.


Notice the gate house? They do love their wisteria! Here's a better view...



And what's a chateau without a moat?


Amazing how nice the moat looks after the trees have had a few years (okay, about 500 years) to grow!


Azay-Le-Rideau didn't have a lot of furnishings inside (some chateaus do, some don't), but what it did have made up a few interesting rooms. Here's a bed...



I have a few more from Azay-Le-Rideau, but I think we should stop there for now. Lots more France photos to come! (Think I can milk this so long we'll be ready for our next trip when I'm done here?) :)

7 comments:

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Beautiful!

Jess said...

Thanks, Todd!

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

just had a flit through yor blog
love the hounds all laying in a pile

Jess said...

Thanks, John. They were quite a sight!

ATG said...

While I'm sure the drape on the bed had a practical purpose...probably containing heat for the sleepers inside...I can't help but to think it would be a great place for secret adult hijinks. :b

Jess said...

Angie, why am I not surprised that you went there? :)

The Roving Ranter said...

Like always, you guys make it feel like Americans could brave the European wilds and do just fine!!