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Thurs. Mar 10, 2011 - Chenonceaux and Tours (from Paris)
5:00am wake up
5:44am leave Hôtel du Parc to Montparnasse station
6:16am arrive at Paris Austerlitz station
6:56am dep. Paris Austerlitz TIR 3903
8:29am arr. Vierzon Ville
9:15am dep. Vierzon Ville TER 60861
10:11am arr. Chenonceaux
10:23am La …
... were eating lunch the guy who owns the apartment came up. He didn’t expect us still to be here and was a bit taken aback! By this time the boys had emailed to say Europcar was taking ages and they thought they’d been half an hour more. So we told him we’d hopefully be leaving in half an hour. I don’t know what he was thinking but he was polite about it all! Half an hour or more went by and Kyria and I decided to move all the bags downstairs and wait ...
... catacombs of which were worth exploring. We ate dinner at an Italian restaurant in the middle of a plaza, where the locals were a little subdued, as the French football team had just been beaten in the world cup by Germany! Then we visited the Chateau Royal de Blois for the nightly son et lumiere (sound and light) show, which dramatically depicted the chateau's rather turbulent - and sometimes gory - history. By the time that was over, it was almost 11.30pm - a very late night for us!
... to get back under the arch to the other side of the castle. But we made it!
The same day we went to Vouvray to take a tour of the wine caves. After our tour we had the opportunity to try three wines. Unfortunately I don't remember the names of any of the wines but they were all white, and one of them was sparkling. ...
Spent the morning doing done housekeeping tasks. Wash and dried our clothes at the laundry. Visited the cathedral in Tours while the washing was being dried. Went to post office to send some things home by post including some excess clothes, gifts, etc. Deborah done some shopping for Kerry-Anne and Scott. We went to the Tourist Information Centre to get some direction on ...