Loire et Cher

No two journeys can ever be the same, but there’s comfort in knowing where you’re going and how you’re getting there. There’s a list of the places I’ve been that I always hoped to go again. The Loire et Cher and especially Chateau du Portail were some of these. My mom first took me here, and a magic place it was. I wanted to go back in a new way, in a new season, and with someone special to share it with. So I just did just that…a quick trip from sunset to sunset, chateau to Chenonceaux. Everything in between was just as I remember and better than I could have re-imagined it…

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Chateau du Portail 3

the grounds of Chateau du Portail Cléo, the jack russel puppy 3 autumn leaves 1 Inside at Chateau du Portail autumn leaves Cléo, the jack russel puppy 4 Autumn at Chateau du Portail Chateau du Portail 5 Chateau du Portail 6 Cléa, the jack russel puppy 2 Zara hat, James Jeans, Asos back pack, Moonchild sweater, Morrocan boots

Asos backpack, Zara hat, James Jeans, Moonchild sweater, Moroccan boots gifted to me by Imogen

Monteaux in the Loire Valley, France vintage car on an old road 2 small town in the Loire Valley 3 sunset at Chenonceaux 3 sunset at Chenonceaux 4

Asos backpack, Zara hat, James Jeans, Moonchild sweater, Moroccan boots gifted to me by Imogen

Ron at Chenonceaux 4 sunset at Chenonceaux 2

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  1. November 25, 2012

    Those puppies! <3<3
    Beautiful photos as always, makes me wanna go to that place so much :)

  2. November 25, 2012

    There are, hands down, some of the most beautiful autumn photos I’ve ever seen. What a captivating place. Wow!

  3. Melissa Cuentas
    November 25, 2012

    OMG! What a beautiful place, I’ve always wanted escape from real life and go to these kind of magic places! This is going to be on my “places-to-go” list now!

    Beautiful photos! Kisses!

  4. November 25, 2012

    OHH!!!This pictures and this place are fairytale :)

  5. November 25, 2012

    Ake me with you! What lovely ad enchanting pictures!

  6. November 25, 2012

    just perfection. you, the place, the pics, the lights, the cute dog…your words.

  7. November 25, 2012

    Pure magic. Those boots are oh so lovely.

  8. November 26, 2012

    been waiting for this post and it did not disappoint…I love the Loire and Chateau du Portail in any season, but I am about to decide that it is most stunning in Autumn…gorgeous images and you and R look adorable!

  9. Puput
    November 26, 2012

    sooo beautiful……I’m amazed ^^

  10. November 26, 2012

    these are utterly magical!

  11. November 26, 2012

    What a beautiful place to live out a dream. Everything is just perfect.

  12. November 26, 2012

    Oh my god. I just cannot deal with how beautiful this is.

  13. November 26, 2012

    Beautiful photos – and so so cute! Also, you have the tiniest feet ever!


  14. November 26, 2012

    Just love Chateau du Portail. Had a wonderful experience there last summer. Your photos bring back lovely memories of the time I spent there with my dear hubby!

  15. Caitlin
    November 26, 2012

    You could make a seriously gorgeous book from all of your photos – beautiful!

  16. November 26, 2012

    love those picutres, looks like a different world! Awesome locations :)

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  18. Britta
    November 27, 2012

    beautiful post, Haleigh! xx

  19. November 29, 2012

    Wow, remarkable!

  20. December 21, 2012

    Love your boots and that Jack Russell puppy is precious! Beautiful photos as always. Merry Christmas, Hayleigh!

  21. December 28, 2012

    I like this place, amazing photography

    Kind Regards from
    Rajasthan, India