Best Western Hotel de France
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... try the snails!
The next day, (and our last day day touring through the French countryside), we were hoping to have a look at least one of the many wineries in this part of the Loire Valley, with many of them storing the wine in caves, carved into the hills, as we had seen the day before. Luckily we had been to one on our first trip here, as we couldn'd find one open. (It was a Monday, after school holidays had finished.) This ...
Today we said good bye to our French hosts and head to Tour for the night. I really wanted to spent at least one night here as I had built myself up to visiting while back home and I'm so glad we did. We arrived around lunch time and spent the afternoon wandering the streets and shopping, it is a beautiful town just like most in central France. I spend far too much shopping I think I am all shopped out now my bag ...
... from trees. Really not enough time to do justice to the gardens and we missed seeing an exhibition of drawings. Saw the areas he liked to sit and paint in; beautiful leafy glades set among giant pine trees. Back to camp, but we noticed the villages around here are so pretty, it would be great to have more time to walk around. We are lucky the crowds are all gone; nowhere is crowded or ...
... during the 17th century. The castle exterior was just like being in Disneyland, but it is a real castle, not a fake replica like the American version. We toured the castle and climbed the tower where the bad fairy resided that placed the princes in the spell to sleep for 100 years (as stated in the fable).
After touring the castle we were hungry and ready to eat our picnic. We found a nice small park next to a river to eat ...
... it open. He also showed me the trick to it, so now I think I'll be able to manage it!
We went to the chateau at Villandry this morning. The point of visiting Villandry is not the chateau but the gardens. In fact, most of us didn't really look at the interior of the castle at all. We did walk through just to get to the tower, which has a terrific view over the gardens. There are four jardins d'amour that you must see from up above in order ...