La Maison de Famille
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Continental Breakfast
- Free parking
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... and he showed us where another one was. Then on to another chateau.
The Chenonceau chateau is the most popular chateau in the area. It is built over the river Cher and has some beautiful gardens around it. Very nice. After that we checked in to our hotel. Later a trip downtown for some dinner.
Tomorrow, two more chateaus and then we head farther south.
... Chambord chateaux I was amazed with the size, architecture and to think this was built in the 1500s as a hunting lodge. I found it mind boggling. As the chateaux did not have any of the original furniture and we would be visiting a chateaux each day, I didn't do the visitor tour inside. I wandered the gardens with others and marvelled at the size. During the summer months there is also a market set up in the grounds along with various food stalls. I do like ...
... later, but then of course they continued to add to it and extend it and modify it for the next several hundred years, as each new incumbent threw their hands in the air and cried that they "couldn't possibly live in this dump".... One of the kings/princes/dukes who owned it for 65 years only visited it for 3 days in that period.... After this, (I have plenty of photos, but no wifi, so they'll have to wait, I'm sorry), we headed off for Amboise and another ...
... been reconstructed. Chinon reminds us a little of Amboise with the town square between the river and the fortress. We had lunch in the historic square of Chinon which is a lovely French town with lots of character. We then went on to the chateau of Azay Le Rideau renowned for its fairy tale turrets and setting - also set up against the water on one side. Much smaller than ...
... château, several wine tasting caves built right into hillside adjacent to the road caught our attention.
This friendly woman, who has spent a lot of years working inside this cave, introduced us to the local wines.
A fireplace inside the cave helps keep her warm in the winter months. Until now I’ve humored Rick ...