Monday, November 20, 2017

Travel Journal - 4

My memory after visiting Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, was stopping on the side of the road to buy a bunch of Lily of the Valley. 1st of May is the day to remember when Knight Louis Girard presented a bunch to King Charles IX as a token of luck and prosperity.
It is considered good luck if you are given a stalk that has 13 flowers on it.
 The bunches were wrapped in the Lily of the Valley cellophane, which I kept.
For the next few days, the smell of the flowers wafted through the ship as many bunches were bought by passengers.
When I arrived home, my friend Jenni O. gave me a magazine with an article of the Chateau.
She received the magazine in the mail on the day I visited the Chateau, a lovely coincidence!! 
Thank you Jenni.