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... lost the whole day to Chambord. Again we found the photos we took did not do justice to the scale of the Chateau. After some exploring around some smaller villages we returned to Orleans. Here we visited the massive cathedral and wandered around the old town. On our last night in Europe we celebrated with Cafe Gourmand at a local ...
We woke this morning to thick fog and 3C - Paris humid and 32C seems a distant memory.
Loaded up with all fog lights blazing, we drove north & west on the autoroutes until we stopped for lunch at Chateau de Chenonceau.
The tree lined avenue was impressive and we were pleased with our first front-on view of the Chateau, but when ...
Orleans is a lovely city.
Now we all know of Joan of Arc, but you have to read up a little to really know what she did.
I'll leave the reading to you, or you can ask Gary G, as he will probably know the whole story anyway. Most surprising is how young she was.
Left Nevers never to return ... Bought baguette & croissants on the way out then tried to get to a chateau. Mis-judged the distance to #1 by 100 km so went to #2 - Chateau de Cheveny. It is still owned by the family, but was opened to the public in 1922. Had lunch by the pond watching two white swans play. Then to Chambord, the King's hunting lodge commenced well prior to the French Revolution by Francis I, and finished 100 years later. ...
... we had good path, good surface on levee for much of the way but no sunshine like yesterday and a strong cross wind in place of the tailwind of yesterday. C'est la vie! Our ride today took us again along a levee bank for a period of time, with pleasant farmland on either side. Our raised position allowed us good visibility of the dark, very threatening clouds which seemed to be chasing us. We thought we were going to be in for a good soaking but fortunately our ...