BEST WESTERN Le Vinci Loire Valley
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We left St. Malo and stopped at Fougeres to see the St. Leonard church and the public gardens. We walked the ramparts and took photos of one of the largest medieval castles in France. We drove to Chinon in the Loire valley to visit some chateaus.
All we have been seeing so far in the countryside is corn, no grapes. They grow a lot of corn …
... as we checked out the town and the chateau. We also found the place where Leondardo Da Vinci had lived for a while, but it was unimpressive. The next leg wound thru farmlands, vineyards and gorgeous villages. No sooner had we left one village, than we were heading into the next. We had lunch beside the river, just as it started to rain. By the time we got our coats on, and our waterproof covers for our panniers, it had stopped. The sky still looked ominous, and sure ...
... all the people coming up behind me. Anyway, we got to the gate, all the other passengers were on, John was riding his bike down the platform, I was running bloodied and bruised from the escalator ride, and the uniformed staff just turned their backs on us. Another train person said we had to be there at least 2 mins before departure. Around we went, got our tickets changed to the next train and we headed off, an hour later. In the scheme of things, an hour delay on a six week holiday ...
... in the past such as turtle shells and stuffed exotic animals are grotesque and so the art follows on with sculptures showing animals with fish or dragon tails, the halls were peopled by figures of mixed media and all sorts of weird items. We found it a little too much of a clash with the setting. Roast chicken à la maison ce ...
... to have visited to acquire horses for the seige of Orleans. In the eighteenth century it became a grain store for many years and was consequently preserved in it's old state. The chateau is well restored with a size that is approachable and the gardens a delight being full of interesting diversions and less formal than showplaces like Villandry. We picked a fine cool day for the visit. Foie gras, roast farm duck and vegetables with local red wine completed another full ...