La Lice Chambres D'hotes
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Another gloriously sunny day in central France that we started out with a different kind of tour, 18 holes of golf at Club de Cheverny (http://www.golf-cheverny.com/?lang=en) Our tee time was at 11:00am and the course was wide open so they were able to get us out a bit early.
For those of you wondering, we did not take our clubs. We brought about a dozen golf balls, our golf shoes and gloves, and a few tee's. So now the stage has been set ...
Through Blois to chateau.
International garden festival
Beautiful gardens in grounds
Some didnt live up to description, a bit like some modern art
Moss garden - reminded me of alpine & gravel garden at Wairoa Street
Sculptures in parkland
Bit of a sleep in
Missed breakfast but did get cuppa & toast
Off to Chambord
Immense walled park -bigger than centre of Paris
Impressive sight when see chateau come into view
Huge, amazing, show of power, crazy roofline
Double spiral staircase
Sandwich - not so quick after all
Chambord liquer.. yum! Cute bottle
... 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.
... interiors or larger formal gardens. It was built in 1513 by Katherine Briconnet and then further developed by other women such as Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medici. It has been a royal residence and mostly under female headship and protection and fortunately escaped damage in times of conflict and war including the revolution.
It was a fantastic choice for our Loire Valley experience and we both enjoyed it - for a lot longer than ...