Inhabited by the same family for more than six centuries, the Château de Cheverny was built as a residence, not a fortress. The interior decoration showcases the luxury of the 17th century rather than the earlier periods that you will see in many of the Loire castles.
The kennels of Cheverny date from 1850 and are home to a hundred Anglo-French tricolor dogs, resulting from a cross between English Fox Hounds and French Poitevins. They are working dogs and are active during the hunting season (Oct-Mar).
Sit down on the north steps of Saint-Étienne du Mont at midnight, wait for the chime of the bells, and dream of a Paris long-gone. Perhaps, a 1920 Peugeot Landaule will drive by and whisk you away to a lively party at a timeless location in the City of Light.
The Collegiale Notre-Dame de Beaune is one of the great Romanesque churches of Burgundy. Constructed between the 12th and 13th centuries, it is renowned for its 16th-century tapestries about the life of Mary.
Chiesas are everywhere in Italy. They dot the countryside like sheep. It’s hard not to pass one at some time during the day. Recognised for its fresco covered dome ceiling, Chiesa di Sant’Anna is a typical Chiesa in the small Italian village of Diano Serreta.
Claude Monet was obsessed with light and often painted on several canvases to catch the varying shades of light on his subject. The ever-changing nature of light and colour became his obsession.