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Le Château des Ducs de Bretagnes à Nantes

Anne of Brittany among the Chateaux of Brittany and France

As befitted her role as Queen of France, Anne of Brittany passed her life travelling among the royal chateaux of Brittany and France. It could easily not have happened. When her father died shortly after the disastrous the battle of St. Aubin de Cormier in July 1488, Anne was not yet 12. She became ruler […]

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The Tuileries, A French Renaissance Palace

Most sources say Catherine de Medici built the Tuileries, a French Renaissance palace. Her reason? Because she refused to live in the Louvre after her beloved husband, Henri II, died there. So, she needed another home in the centre of Paris. Laura de Pre has a different take. Laura de Pre tends to think of

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