Balladins Blois Sud - Saint-Gervais
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Travel Blogs from Saint-Gervais-la-Foret
to the lovely Blois this morning, although it was a little
disappointing as the 'Musee de Magic' was not open. Should have never
told Ella about it as it got her excited! (It was the former home of
the French 'Houdin' who the American Houdini got his name from. But
we ended up exploring all the quiet backstreets of Blois, very quiet
and built into the hills so many ...
up frosty and cold (trying to scrimp on what gas we have left!) we
got on the road to the biggest and best chateau of the Loire Valley:
Chambord! The pics say it for themselves really, but it was quite
amazing although very cold inside! They were not so clever as the
bigger the rooms/higher the roofs, the harder to heat! Was built in
the 15th ...
... his works/inventions etc. VERY cool and definitely a big plus in low season as it was very quiet. Some really awesome inventions, so ahead of his time, but some really gruesome military inventions too!! Spent a night at a winery after purchasing a few of their bottles...of ...
Having stayed at the site back in 2011 were excited to find that we could have a riverside pitch but then disappointed when told on arrival that none were available. Managed to get on one the next day but rather spoiled our stay at what is a very nice site in a lovely setting. One thing that was clear was that it is not always a good idea to go back to places as, having ...
The plan for today was to see major Chateaus in the Loire Valley: Chenonceau and Chambord. We set a route and headed for Chenonceau first. The chateau and gardens were very impressive. Lots of 16th century tapestries lined the walls and part of the building was built out over and across the river. An old Mill was demolished and the foundations were used for the new chateau. Boats could access the ...