Rose also told me about a writer Ina Caro, who had a novel approach to visiting monuments and castles and the like in France, by century. I discussed this book here.
We have just now returned from our annual triplet as described here. We went to Vaux-le-Vicomte and had a blast whizzing around the huge gardens in a golf cart as proposed by Caro in her book.
Vaux is owned by the comte de Vogüé and his wife. His mother was a Sommier and the chateau has been in the Sommier family since 1875.
|For the sake of the story, notice the dépendances (outbuildings) on either side of the castle.|
Loosely translated, the message inscribed says that she will never forget him and she hopes that the missal will help him remember her.
How's that for a (his) story?