BEST WESTERN Le Vinci Loire Valley
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... someone else was always in the way although it’s hard to get good photos inside anyhow. It was the biggest place I had ever seen though! They had miniatures of it through its various stages of extensions etc and the grounds are massive! It was originally a hunters lodge but Louis XVII didn’t like Paris so developed Versailles into his palace. There were lots of painting and portraits inside as well. We spent probably 45 minutes to an hour inside and then went ...
... some of the most sumptuous furnishings, tapestries and objets d'art anywhere in the Loire Valley. The same family has owned and inhabited the chateau for the last 600 years; highlights included seeing their private apartments, and an enormous guards room full of suits of armour (including one made for a 4 year old child), sets of chain mail and various ancient weapons of warfare. One of the photos below shows Charlie with a 16th century set of armour weighing 25kg, and a set ...
... Vinci spent the last 3 years of his life. It was a really cute town and had a lot of history to it. We tried to eat dinner around 6:30 since our train was leaving shortly after but the restaurants don't usually serve dinner until 7. Thankfully we found a place that would let us eat, and Lauren and I shared a pizza with goat cheese. ...
... food and the company of a couple from Pennsylvania! We instantly became friends and shared stories of traveling as a couple through French territory. Watching the sunset every evening became a habit – the sun went down at around 9pm and with it was the sign of a new beginning.
The following day was one of spontaneous adventure. We rented bikes and made our way to Chenonceau. We biked about twenty six kilometers but it was totally worth the journey. Five minutes ...
... get the the March Bredif winery, which was recommended by the tour driver yesterday. Took a bus to the winery. We had a tour through the cave where the wine is processed and then had some wine tastings afterwards. Taking the public bus have us a unique experience on how the locals travel. Good experience. The wine guide gave us some hints on what and where to have dinner.
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