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Travel Blogs from Cheverny
to the lovely Blois this morning, although it was a little
disappointing as the 'Musee de Magic' was not open. Should have never
told Ella about it as it got her excited! (It was the former home of
the French 'Houdin' who the American Houdini got his name from. But
we ended up exploring all the quiet backstreets of Blois, very quiet
and built into the hills so many ...
up frosty and cold (trying to scrimp on what gas we have left!) we
got on the road to the biggest and best chateau of the Loire Valley:
Chambord! The pics say it for themselves really, but it was quite
amazing although very cold inside! They were not so clever as the
bigger the rooms/higher the roofs, the harder to heat! Was built in
the 15th ...
Once again a lazy start to the day but eventually we got on the road to Amboise! This is a very very pretty town with a lot more upmarket troglodyte living! Very hip. But the main highlight here was 'Clos Luce' Leonardo's last home for 3 years of his life which was a big ...
Having stayed at the site back in 2011 were excited to find that we could have a riverside pitch but then disappointed when told on arrival that none were available. Managed to get on one the next day but rather spoiled our stay at what is a very nice site in a lovely setting. One thing that was clear was that it is not always a good idea to go back to places as, having ...
... opted out of this. The gardens and lawns are beautiful and after a week of chateaus it is hard to decide which one I like the best as they all have different aspects that appeal to me. One more to go. Back on the bikes and we head for Chambord - the final chateau. The weather has turned a little cooler today and we are riding through forests where the tracks are not as well ...