The farm at Chateau du Chenonceau includes Catherine de Medici‘s stables and a substantial vegetable and flower garden.  A large, 16th Century building at the entrance of the garden is now a floral workshop in which two full-time florists work year round to ensure fresh flower arrangements are ever-present in every room of the chateau. […]

Legend has it that Claude Monet noticed the small village of Giverny while looking out of a train window.  It must have been love at first sight, because he quickly moved there and rented a house nearby.  By 1890 he had enough money to buy the famous pink crushed brick house with green shutters and […]