Balladins Blois Sud/Saint-Gervais
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- Free parking
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Another gloriously sunny day in central France that we started out with a different kind of tour, 18 holes of golf at Club de Cheverny (http://www.golf-cheverny.com/?lang=en) Our tee time was at 11:00am and the course was wide open so they were able to get us out a bit early.
For those of you wondering, we did not take our clubs. We brought about a dozen golf balls, our golf shoes and gloves, and a few tee's. So now the stage has been set ...
Through Blois to chateau.
International garden festival
Beautiful gardens in grounds
Some didnt live up to description, a bit like some modern art
Moss garden - reminded me of alpine & gravel garden at Wairoa Street
Sculptures in parkland
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 started out the day with a drive to Amboise where our hosts had told us they have a large outdoor market on Sundays. We found the location with ease and the only challenge seemed to lie ahead of us....parking. To our delight a car pulled out of a prime location just as our search began.
After wandering about through the the town a bit we headed towards the banks of the river Cher where rows of tents were set up housing all ...
... mention this because of the next castle we visited - Chateau de Chonenceau, which was illegally given to Dianne by Henri as a little gift, only to be snatched back by Catherine on his death, forcing Dianne to make do with Chaumont.
Chonenceau featured a range of prominent women actually, but Dianne had the vision of extending the castle across the river, thus creating a very long 'great hall' with river views. The kitchens were at river level and supplies were delivered ...