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Today we leave Paris and head down the south west of France. We also needed to pick up the car we were going to use from the airport. We were originally going to pack up all our stuff and leave together to the airport but Eli decided that instead of having to take all our luggage on the trains, he and Michael would go and get the car in the morning while Kyria and I tidied up around the place.
So they headed off around 10 or 11am. I packed my stuff and Kyria and I ...
... antlers over 6000 years old from an ancestor of the elk which was found in the Siberian ice fields 200 years ago. The antlers are hung at the actual height of the animal! The chateau's immaculately manicured gardens (including seemingly endless pathways of beautifully raked gravel) were a sight to behold, and we both came away feeling quite wowed. We were also pleasantly surprised at the lack of people - after our experience the day before we were expecting crowds, but they did not ...
... 5pm at the camping car park and compared our days events. A very pleasant day. But it wasn't over yet as every night at 10.30 there is a sound and light show at the chateaux Blois so we had dinner out in the town so we could stay awake and headed off to the show. The show lasted 45 minutes and told the story of the Chateaux itself, Joan of Arc and some of the kings of France who made this their home. Very well ...
... out well even after stopping again to buy pastries for our dessert later today. At 2.30 I noticed the swimming pool was deserted so I went for a short swim, very refreshing! Tomorrow we leave this part of France to go south west for another ten days. The ten days here have been wonderful and I am a little sad to leave but also excited at the prospect of a new place to discover and explore.
... the GPS was set to avoid tollways which is why we had such a scenic route yesterday. So had a much speedier trip today. Although we did pay for the privilege. 18 euro for one of the tollways.
Chateaux Chambord was a bit of a stress and apart from a rather awesome Central spiral staircase there wasn't much to look at. Didn't help that there was some kind of renaissance fair going on that involved a lot of shooting and some dog/frisbee ...
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