|View of the gardens from the Château.|
|Heraldic emblem of the House of Goulaine |
(Red and blue signify the union of English & French noble lineages).
|René de Goulaine founded the earliest European colony in Florida (1500s)|
His accomplishment was not recognized at the time because he was a Calvinist.
|One of several beautiful tapestries in the Château.|
|Mark inspecting the wine (in medieval cellar of château).|
|Right: Gerry talking with Prof. John Tolan, our distinguished guest from the Université de Nantes|
(who later shared with us his fascinating work on "S. Francis and the Sultan")
|Kerstin and Shane at reception.|
|The gang before we sat down for lunch|
(not pictured: our gracious hostess, the Marquisse de Goulaine, and our special guest, Prof. John Tolan)