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Travel Blogs from Amboise
... going up and down and
wonderfully preserved stately homes. Let down by the Musee we took
Ella to mcDonalds for Lunch and a Play...and of course free internet!
We were hoping to find a campsite tonight (as I smell) and found one
called 'Camping Ch-ti'mi'... And I think it was a joke as it was
really 'Camping ******** me' as we could not find it ANYWHERE! So the
Aires again it was!
... br> After this we went to a Chocolate Factory, Ella was totally inspired
and couldn't keep her eyes off the factory floor and the making of
chocolate bunnies. definitely a delicious stop. Amazing how much rain
there is around at the moment, all the rivers have burst their banks,
ditches are full etc, But thankfully we are high and dry in our
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 ...
... had over 3 glasses...and that's before 11am! He took us through the incredible caves where barrels are left in a perfect temp to age. Really fantastic as it was a Chateau and all the stone was quarried from those caves, leaving tunnels and smaller homes, still had all the alcoves for pigeons to use as messengers. We got to our campsite nice and early to chill...this moving about can be hard ...
Got on the road early at 9 to avoid the heat but Peter had asked the owner where a cycle shop was as he wanted to buy a shirt & helmet so eventually left town at 10. Straight away TomTom took us on the N10 - WHY!!! We had to stay on for a couple of kms before we could get off with cars & lorries speeding by, then had to sort out our own route from the map with TomTom still wanting us to carry on the same N10. Then nice cycling ...