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The Grand Tour: The Loire Valley

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The final stop of The Grand Tour of 2015: The Loire Valley in central France.

The house where Leonardo da Vinci died.

Gelato like a rose! Some of their flavors were organic.

The castle where Catherine de' Medici lived.

Blue doors at a duck farm.

The gardens at The Château de Villandry.

An incredible organic restaurant.

Sunflowers, of course!

A living willow fence!

The most spectacular hydrangea!

Joan of Arc's training ground... now a parking lot.

Chinon... where Joan of Arc stayed.

Saturday market in Tours, France.

An organic butcher.

Fromage.

Bringing The Grand Tour to a close with a French picnic!

Next stop: Home!

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