France- Saint Denis – Marie Antoinette. the Mona Lisa ?

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Rate our ReviewsGazing at the painting of Mona Lisa in the Louvre,  I could not like the other visitors understand or gauge the intriguing  smile, profile and expressions behind the world’s most acclaimed  portrait. To many, it was just a background for their selfie or snapshot and to some, it was a masterpiece. The life of […]

Pierrefonds, France – Childhood and the King & Queen !

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Rate our ReviewsAs a child I was fond of reading storybooks, mostly comics which depicted castles, the sight of which would always take me wandering into little boy’s dreamland. I confess that fairy tales fascinated me.  Sometimes in my mind, I would write my own story of kings, knights, queens, princesses, sorcerers, witches, dragons, gargoyles, […]

Reims , France….The smiling angel & coronation cathedral

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Rate our ReviewsWhen the Romans had conquered almost all of Europe, a small tribe of Franks under a King who was born in Belgium, by the name of Clovis, resisted the Roman rule during the latter half of the 4th  century. He engaged the Romans in several battles and united the Frankish tribes to ultimately […]

Le Mont-St. Michel, Lower Normandy, France….Romantic Interlude

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Rate our ReviewsFor once instead of me telling bedtime stories to my great-nieces, I persuaded them to tell me a story and they told me one which had more facts than fiction. Their story began with God telling Michael, his Arc Angel, to instruct a bishop to build a church upon a hill, which naturally […]

Chantilly, France – to be rich is not a sin, but an artistry

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Rate our ReviewsBack in 1985, I was fascinated by watching a James Bond film titled “A View to Kill”. I was astonished watching the scenes shot in a French castle, its stables and expansive garden. This place was the Chateau de Chantilly, a castle that was home to the cousins of the French Royalty since […]