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Monday, August 29, 2011

Chateau De Tracy

Parchment reproduced above date 1396.  He reports that at the time the vines are tracy already grown on our actual land (Center, France). In the late 18th century, the area was owned by Tracy antoine Louis claude of Estutt, Compte de Tracy.  A Friend was general La Fayette, whose son George Washington Lafayette married his daughter Emille de Tracy.  They were elected to the states.  As general members of the nobility and married enthusiastically liberal ideas of the beginning of the Revolution.  When one, after the arrest of Louis XVI, took a violent turn, resigned.  Destuitt de Tracy took refuge and devoted himself to Auteuil in the study.

A beautiful landmark that can be found here in the Center, France... I would like so much to go inside this beautiful chateau...I just did not have the chance...but it's worth it though to be there and shot this photo and learned some of its history...

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sancerre... Tasting The Real France

From the  Carolingian period a small village on the 
hillside, grouped around the church Saint-Romble, was made popular by deformation same word, Saint-Cere, which will Sancerre first, built in the XII century a castle at teh peak of the hill, one instinctively Uptown stood seeking safety  and protection. He soon not to fortify the city with a thick wall, which was instrumental role in Middle Ages.  Sancerre’s amazing, watching the Loire.  Hundred Years War, religious wars, memorable seige of seven months 1573 (January 13-August 19)