My brother lives here. Ok fine, not in the castle, but a few blocks away. And ok yes, he’s my half-brother, but I don’t think of him that way. You can read all about our connection here if you’re curious. Now that I’ve gotten that all out in the open, let’s talk about this amazing, historic structure, shall we? For nearly four centuries this beautiful example of medieval architecture has prevailed in Sully-sur-Loire, which is about 2 hours south of Paris, in the Loire Valley. If you’re a history buff like myself, you can read all about the castle’s history here. I’m so fortunate to have family here and know of this great chateau and surrounding town. Quaint + charming, the people are always welcoming and the shop owners know you by name…including one who knew mine (and shocked the hell out of me) when I went shopping for my nephew! My brother’s home is quiet + serene, overlooking farmland, with a chicken coop in the yard. I was especially excited about that, as I had never handled fresh (from the hen) eggs before and was giddy about it, as evidenced by this instagram + this vine. The time with my family was priceless, and I’ll be sharing more of our adventures in the Loire very soon!


  1. What a wonderful post, Susan. No one could be happier than I that you and Christopher consider each other, in every way, brother and sister.
    The castle has come a long way since I last saw it. Sully sur Loire, a wonderful and classic small French village. Love you both! Dad.

  2. Your adventures make me want to board a plane to France! I’ve never heard of this castle, it’s beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Oh, wow… this looks and sounds like a lovely place! I’m glad you were able to spend some time there and with family! Thank you for stopping by my blog, I wasn’t sure anyone checked on it anymore so that was a really nice surprise :)

    • hey there Eva-long time no “talk”! glad I made you smile, and thanks for stopping by mine! xx

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