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Today we said good bye to our French hosts and head to Tour for the night. I really wanted to spent at least one night here as I had built myself up to visiting while back home and I'm so glad we did. We arrived around lunch time and spent the afternoon wandering the streets and shopping, it is a beautiful town just like most in central France. I spend far too much shopping I think I am all shopped out now my bag ...
... King Francois fell in love with one of the paintings Leonardo had brought: The Mona Lisa. Francois gave Leonardo a nice house which was Francois' boyhood home! That house is the very house that is known a Clos LucÚ! People also say that Francois looked up to da Vince a lot. The French king even called him "Father" and many known paintings show da Vince on his deathbed, with Francois holding his hand! You probably know many of ...
... cards and trivial pursuit. As we were in the country the owner, Mark, dropped us off in the village for dinner - we were the only ones in the restaurant! The next day we were joined two of the other guests (also Australian) and went on a day trip in a mini bus with Mark as our guide. We were meant to start with a visit to the local food market but again due to the rain gave this a miss. Instead we went for a drive around the local area and saw the ...
... from trees. Really not enough time to do justice to the gardens and we missed seeing an exhibition of drawings. Saw the areas he liked to sit and paint in; beautiful leafy glades set among giant pine trees. Back to camp, but we noticed the villages around here are so pretty, it would be great to have more time to walk around. We are lucky the crowds are all gone; nowhere is crowded or ...
... tell me that he really enjoyed it.
I managed to have a shower and struggled downstairs to meet E's daughter who'd popped over for lunch and say hello to JG before he went back to work.
Today was Ron's turn for a personal guided tour and E took Ron out to show him a little of the Loire Valley.
First stop was the old section of Tours, Place Plumereau where there were many old houses in Tudor style, the streets were narrow and ...
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