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January 20, 2019

France: Saumur, Musée des Blindés

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Staring down the barrel

On the outskirts of Saumur France is a large tank museum, the Musée des Blindés or in English the “Museum of Armored Vehicles”. Begun in 1977 it is now one of the world’s largest tank museums holding the world’s largest collection of armored fighting vehicles. It contains well over 880 vehicles.   (more…)

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January 18, 2019

France: Saumur and the Château de Saumur


Château de Saumur sits in the Loire Valley vineyards.

The Loire Valley is studded with famous châteaux. Indeed, UNESCO has inscribed “The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes” on its Heritage list, lauding the valley’s historic towns and numerous grand châteaux. Though the towns are interesting, it is the châteaux that motivate most visits. They are truly over the top. (more…)

January 16, 2019

France: Château de Chenonceau


Visitors enter Château de Chenonceau

“We’ve been here before.” (more…)

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