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November 26, 2017

France: Ancy-le-Franc

Château d’Ancy-le-Franc’s courtyard

Deep in the Burgundian countryside is the commune of Ancy-le-Franc. Ancy, once in the domain of the Dukes of Burgundy, is anchored by an attractive chateau. Motorists whizzing by on the nearby Autoroute du Soleil might spot a brown tourist sign encouraging passersby to explore the town’s chateau. (more…)


March 1, 2017

France: Le Palais Idéal

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dsc_8143_hdr-edit-editAbout an hour south of Lyon France is the quirky tourist attraction Le Palais Idéal. In 1879 Ferdinand Cheval, a local postman, started the construction of his “Ideal Palace” behind his house in the small commune of Hauterives. Thirty-three years later his imaginative whimsical creation was completed. (more…)

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