Sleeping Beauty, Coco Chanel and Joan of Arc all have important connections to the same famous wine region. What is it?

A. Bordeaux

B. Rhône Valley

C. Loire Valley

D. Burgundy


The Loire Valley of France, southwest of Paris. Coco Chanel (fashion legend and inventor of the “little black dress”) was born there in the village of Samur. It was in the village of Chinon that the peasant girl Joan of Arc presented herself to the Dauphin, later Charles VII, and asked to head his army.  And the valley’s majestic Chateau d’Ussé was the inspiration for Charles Perrault’s most famous work, Sleeping Beauty.

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