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... for over 500 years. Still on sight are over a hundred hunting dogs (hounds) used occasionally for hunting in the nearby forests (and delighting the tourists). They are really quite impressive. The hounds are between 80-100 pounds each, bay whenever excited and fun to see.
Finished the the day back in Couffy in our small apartment where we have been staying the last four days. A few leftovers and dessert and another great day touring France.
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
... us down a bit but thanks to Google maps, no problem. We paid our entrance fee (about 20 dollars each) and decided to tour the grounds outside first and find a spot for our picnic. Found a great location with picnic tables, the Paella didn't disappoint. Saffron rice, mussels, shrimp, chicken and several vegetables. If you haven't tried it before, it's a must!
The Chateau was fairly small and understated compared to those ...
... is a horse or similar nearby!) and had a pat.
The nearby town of Blois (pronounced Blue-a.... really struggling with some of the French pronunciation!) and Chateau Chambord were the next days activities. We were blown away by the size and detailed architecture of Chambord. It is a HUGE building with many turrets, towers, wings and staircases. It has a very interesting symmetrical design centered around a double helix staircase and although the exact architect is ...