Sunday, January 29, 2023

A glimpse of Valençay

The château at Valençay is close by, a little more than twenty kilometers as the corbeau flies. We visited many times in the early days, especially with friends from the US. Not so much now. And while it's a little off the big château circuit, the furnished interiors, the kitchen, and the grounds are worth taking some time to have a look.

One of several towers at the château in Valençay. October 2004.

Today we're having Second Thanksgiving. Ken found a pintade (guinea hen) on sale at the supermarket. We'll roast that and serve it along with a batch of stuffing leftover (and frozen) from Christmas and some sweet potatoes. There's even a little cranberry sauce left. Gobble, gobble!


  1. When I was in my 20s, I wanted a house (not huge) with a tower like that (much smaller). I dated a woman who had an apartment in a converted French Chateau-style building. Her apartment was one floor of the tower. I think it's the only reason I dated her.

  2. Chateau Valençay is definitely worth visiting. Thanks to your and Ken’s suggestions I went there in 2009, I think.

  3. I finally got a glimpse of Valencay on my last trip- I'm happy about that to this day.

    1. It was nice to be able to go there, even if it was just for a few minutes.

  4. I teach about Valençay, but I've never been.
    Enjoy your meal!

  5. For a moment I wondered if it was an official French holiday.

  6. mitch, ha!

    bettyann, cool!

    evelyn, :)

    judy, it was a success!

    michael, just sunday dinner!


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