Monday, 10 June 2013

Chateau Chantilly



 
I found on trip adviser that some one said Chateau Chantilly was like a little Versailles with out all the tourist.  Seeing as it was a unplanned flying visit to France, we didn't really have time for places where there would be lots of queues, other than at Merlin's Castle.  I will get to that in another post.  Before I show you any of the UNBELIEVABLY beautiful gardens or views, I wanted to show you the one room that made my heart beat faster.
 
I love a good book.  I think being able to read is the biggest most important thing a parent can teach their child.  You can learn so much, teach yourself a new language, how to cook, where to go... the list is endless.  Reading, yes, I have a love affair with books.  Be they paper, or little electrons bouncing in my Kindle. 
 
I give you the library.  I apologise about the pictures.  Like the National Trust in the UK, you weren't allowed a flash.  Enjoy...
 
it was a little bit Hogwarts...  Love Harry Potter, yes I do
 
 







Hand written manuscripts.  My face was pressed against the glass for these beauties.  I can imagine a Monk, slumped over his desk writing this in the bitter cold, by candle light.


 
Exquisite isn't it?  Love, love, loved it.
 
 
I am currently reading Made from Scratch by Jenna (Love her blog, I have a very small case of  Barnheart) and also The Museum of Innocence.
 
Do you love a good book?  What are you reading right now?

4 comments:

mrsmsmeanderings said...

What an utterly fabulous place - I think I'd love it, too. I am reading Nelson Mandela's brick of an autobiography (tiny bits every day, as it's immensely hard going); a book by Giles Coren about food and restaurants (hilarious), and have just started a review copy of a book which is really rather good, which I'll blog about tomorrow.

Sol said...

ohhh I cant wait to read the review!

Elizabethd said...

Thanks for your visit.
Reading through your posts took me back to our old home in Brittany....and you are right, not many Frenchwomen are chic!

Sol said...

Lol thanks Elizabethd. So many people really believe all French people are chic. it so isn't true.

I would love a holiday home in France.