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Wow! What a beautiful castle in the countryside. Andrew has played 2 games of golf. The children and I have ridden bikes around the quiet town, visited the chocolate factory on site, tried to converse in French with the chocolatier, eaten beautiful food ( Ains couldn't quite manage the cold tomato soup at dinner - Kate you will need to work on that one when we get back). Late check out of 12 noon, so we are just about to drive on the Le Mans. Miss you all ...
... during the course of the tour and I managed to score one for guessing the answers to Adam's riddles -
What word in the English language has three consecutive double letters in it?
The second one was easier: The more you have of it the less you can see! What is it?
What has a head, a tail and a brown body?
See how quickly you can work them out and let me know the answers.
... to the cathedral and we walked up to it.
In some ways the rain and the grayness gave this towering old and imposing gothic structure even a bit more mystique and presence. This cathedral is supposed to be the best example of classic Gothic architecture. Just like the cathedral in Strasbourg, the main doorways are simply beautiful, all adorned with figureheads and concentric arches. The cathedral is also supposed to house a relic - the tunic worn by the ...
So we left there for Orleans (pronounced oh-lee-ons). Wow. This place was a surprise. It's so lovely. And clean. And the cathedral here is off the chart. We got Orleans late-ish but went for a bit of a stroll to find dinner. That's when we stumbled across the cathedral. Normally it would be closed at that time but there was a military orchestra concert on. So for 5 euro we got to hear beautiful music in the most beautiful location. Scored!!!!
... initially through the Foret du Chambord before rejoining the Loire a Velo route which we followed to Orleans. The route today was very pleasant along mainly flat cycle paths and levees by the river.
Our morning coffee stop was at Beaugency, a pretty riverside town which has a number of small squares and a large number of historical treasures - an abbey, castle, keep and fortified towers from the 11th to 15th centuries. The town ...