Episode from the podcastTravel with Rick Steves

347 More Loire Valley Chateau Country; Exploring Brittany; Notorious Royal Marriages

Released Friday, 13th December 2013
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In the Loire Valley in central France, dozens of historic estates are ready to impress you with everything from elaborate gardens and architecture to authentic displays of medieval hunting and defense techniques. Plus, two guides recommend the sites in Brittany where even the rocks can show you a good time. Also, Leslie Carroll digs up juicy backstories on Europe's ruling families, and their "notorious royal marriages."

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