Wednesday, 11 November 2009
I thought i would give you another bit of info to entice you some more
Often called the "Garden of France". the Loire Valley is an enchanted land of vineyards, flowers and rolling green hills dotted with more than a thousand chateaux. It is perhaps the charm of its gentle pace life that has, for centuries, made it a sought-after location for poets and writers. It is a step back through the history of some of France's finest works of art.
Monday, 9 November 2009
21st - 24th July and our wedding is on Friday 23rd July
So sorry if this has caused any trouble, but if it has please tell us because i guess that means you have booked your ticket which is so exciting!!!! I am also kinda glad as Katy Perry made it to our blog in some way. xx
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
So we have just booked! Merci beaucoup maman et papa! xxxxxx
Here are a few facts about where we are staying
The first document concerning the castle dates from 1090. During the middle ages, it was one of the main fortresses in the region then known as the Bas-Poitou. The main tower (keep) was built in the thirteenth century, then enlarged in the fifteenth century, giving the structure its near present-day appearance.
Until the sixteenth century, the lords of La Flocellière belonged to the powerful Surgères family. The wife of René de Surgères, the last of the line, was a poetess who wrote in the style of Ronsard. During the Wars of Religion, the castle was the scene of several battles between Protestant and Catholic forces.
We will tell you more about accomodation soon.