Chateau de la Voloniere
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... s goods. We were surprised at the size of the market and the number of people shopping for what we imagined was their Sunday groceries. We encountered everything from live chickens to chickens on a spit for sale. The number of vendors selling breads, fruits, vegetables, salami's and cheeses were too numerous to count. In addition to the food items you could purchase leather goods, clothing, furniture and much more.
We have to be out of the Gite by 10am, so it's a mad dash to pack, load the cars and have breakfast. All done in time and we all go. Four are heading further south, two others have a flight later this evening, Anne's flight is at 3:25 and I'm driving back. We spend 45 minutes looking ...
... taking numerous photos. Part of the exhibition takes you up into the watch tower, then into Leonardo's bedroom, where he spent the last three years of his life, before he died in that very room,on May 2nd 1519, aged 67. I should think he served many a wench there too! The next bedroom belonged to Marguerite de Navarre. My goodness they must have had her stuffed...she was stood by the bed! From her bedroom was a lovely ...
... Diane de Poitiers lived at Chenonceau. When he died, his wife Catherine de Medici reclaimed the chateau for herself, offering Diane a less attractive chateau.
"The estate of Chenonceau is first mentioned in writing in the 11th century. The current château was built in 1514–1522 on the foundations of an old mill and was later extended to span the river. The bridge over the river was built (1556-1559) to designs by the French Renaissance ...
... bit of a rest - Geoff slept. Sitting out in our courtyard which fronts onto a paddock doing the blog and people walk past - I don't know where they are coming from or where they are going to. It's all a bit of a mystery? 29/9/2014 Monday It is the beginning of the week of the chateaux. Or a few days at least. This morning we started with the largest chateau of them all- chambord. This is extraordinarily large. The rooms are huge & there 440 of them. Not that you ...