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 ...
Lesson learned, do not drink French coffee in the mid-afternoon. Both of us, but especially Kathy, struggled sleeping after drinking "un cafe" after lunch in Chartres yesterday. So with a slow start to the day we headed out to the Loire Valley, Southwest of Paris. Our stop today was the incredible Chateau Chambord. http://www.chambord.org It took about 90 minutes to drive from Chartres. (This time no toll ...
Our last day in St Aignan and also in France.
Almost my earliest start in France and that was only 7.30am
Washing down, ready for the day.
Took the boys to the park along the Cher and they played while I did some exercise much to the horror or amusement of some ...