Tuesday, September 22, 2009


During our vacation in the Loire valley of France in 1997, we spent several days in Blois. We admired the city very much. It is nicely landscaped and has many beautiful buildings, including the chateau. The history of the chateau is particularly interesting. Within it, in what were the private rooms of Catherine de Medici, the Duc de Guise was murdered in 1588 after he was thought to be planning a Catholic uprising against the French king, Henri III. It is thought that the murder was arranged by the king, himself.

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