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Curious Traveler

Curious Loire Valley

When and why were so many stunning châteaux built in such a concentrated area in central France? Why is there a river running through Château de Chenonceau, and what do the ladies of the castle have to do with it? Why does Château de Chambord have 440 rooms, yet no one ever lived there? Why is there a porcupine over the entrance to Château d'Amboise?

Saturday, April 20 at 5:30 pm on 12.1


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CURIOUS TRAVELER takes viewers on an enriching and entertaining "field trip for grown-ups" to some of the most intriguing cities in the world like London, Paris and Rome. In each location, charismatic host Christine van Blokland explores its fine art, distinctive architecture and hidden histories. Each episode begins with Christine's list of "Curious Questions": Is the Mona Lisa really a prostitute? Is the Eiffel Tower really Egyptian? Why are there acorns all through Grand Central Terminal? Daytime Emmy- and Telly-winning travel, arts and entertainment journalist Christine Van Blokland brings her passion and genuine curiosity for the arts, quirky characters, storytelling, lifelong learning and travel to this new series.