Auberge du Cheval Blanc
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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.
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
We hit the road this morning about 9:00am to visit the Chateau De Chenonceau which was about 25 miles from our little Apartment. With the help of our on board navigation, (known from here on out as Miles) and Jerry's keen sense of direction, getting there was a breeze.
The weather has been quite cooperative. At a comfortable 67 degrees we decided to start outside in the gardens and work our way into the Chateau. As captured in the pictures you can see there ...
... br> Chambord, while not as opulent as Versailles, is still a delight to tour. The grounds of the Chateau cover many square miles and were the private hunting range of several French Kings including Louis XIV. The chateau rooms are very large with 20 foot ceilings. We spent about two and a half hours touring and decided we had enough.
After touring Chambord we headed South about an hour away to our ...
... one of our best friends is the Canon of Winchester. Trip into the medieval City of Blois today good walk around for a couple of hours. . It's a bit overcast but warm enough. Lamb cutlets, potatoes and asparagus for supper. Although it has gone cold with the threat of a shower, I'm impressing myself as to how to cook a great meal like this on 2 ...