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 …
... but to leave it as a memorial to the victims. One can walk the streets of the town with the remains of the buildings. They were made of stone so the walls remained but the contents of the buildings and roofs are gone. There are the burnt and now rusted wrecks of cars and in some of the buildings there are rusted contents such as old sewing machines. The buildings are labelled as to the occupants and or the names of the businesses. It looked as if it had ...
We set off early from Beaune to start the drive to the Loire Valley. Our first stop was Chateau de Chambord. This huge palace was first built by Francis I, King of France at the time that Henry VIII was King of England. Ben noticed that the castle had a moat and inside a special winding staircase (a double helix). On the ceiling, Ben and Jon noticed a fire breathing lizard (a salamander which was the emblem of Francis) and big letter ...
... we ame upon Chateau Valmer, it was stunning and because it was so hot, there was only one other couple there. We walked all over the property and just loved the very orderly vegetable garden. What a grand home. We returned home at 6.30 for dinner and an early night, we are still catching up with ...
... taragon for an after taste and Laurie enjoyed his Steak Tartare, this was accompanied by our favourite Coteaux de Cravant 2005, sadly now unavailable,.On leaving we bought their last bottle which they had been saving for us, Home for a quiet afternoon and a little nap before Laurie beat me at canasta, ...