This was one of my favorite moments of the trip.
The Chateau d’Ancy le Franc began construction in 1544 and finished 6 years later. It is recognized as one of the sites where the Italian Renaissance was introduced to France. It is a beautifully grand and stately home. The interior is being painstakingly restored and inside one will find an array of beautiful frescoes. The grounds are lovely, with a small building on an island in the small lake that wreaks of romance.
While standing in front taking a shot as we left the chateau, my adorable niece sent a text asking for an update on the trip and what we were doing. Snapping a photo with my iPhone, I sent the response that we were buying a house. Giggling to myself, I waited for her reply. It was a perfect delight of belief, and then chagrin. All done in good fun… After all, what are Tia’s for but to give an occasional tease.