Grand Hotel de Tours
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... fit any more in. We have a late lunch at one of the many cafes, eating in France is difficult not many people speak English and at most nice places the menu is only in French. In the evening we head out to have a drink in the old part of town it's very pretty although a little expensive I have a creme brûlée and it is amazing I'm going to have to go on a massive diet when I get home to work off all this sugary ...
... He painted for them for years. Suddenly, the French king at the time, King Francois I decided to take over Italy. Life was starting to get rough for all Italians so Francois wrote a letter to Leonardo and asked him to come to France for a kingly sum of money as well as a position painting. Leonardo obliged and setting off by donkey with a suitcase full of his things as well as 3 paintings he began his journey over the Alps. When he got ...
Loire Valley Our trip up north from Carcassonne to Tours in the Loire Valley went well. It took us nearly the whole day - three trains but we made it! Tours is an old town and the main entrance town to the Loire Valley. We had dinner in the old city area with some cool looking buildings. We stayed in a small hotel over night (the first of our trip). It was two adjoining rooms and two bathrooms and very basic. We were all happy that we had been staying ...
... of the castle is built on a bridge spanning the Cher River. The 60 metre long Grande Gallerie, over the river, was used as a military hospital in WW1. Beautifully furnished. Interesting collection of full sized wax figures of the gentry at the time, housed in the stables. After lunch, on to Cheverny. Much smaller, rectangular house set in small park, really only a country house rather than a chateau. Built in 1625. Priceless art , including the Mona Lisa, were ...
Drove across more pretty county, more corn, sunflowers and grapes. Arrived at Tours. Booked our chateaux tour for tomorrow. Then went to find a campsite and have lunch. Set off for Amboise, where we went to Clos Lucé, a small chateau/country house built in 1590. It was given in 1516 by King Francis 1st to Leonardo Da Vinci. The latter spent his last 4 years there and died in 1519. ...