Bonsai Orleans Etape
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A more relaxed start today as we left Orleans about 10am for Chateau de Chambord. This chateau is huge compared to others like Chenonceau. The buildings are located on a massive estate of 5440ha that is surrounded by a national park. There are 426 rooms, 282 fireplaces and 77 staircases. Not all the rooms are open for viewing, otherwise we ...
We woke this morning to thick fog and 3C - Paris humid and 32C seems a distant memory.
Loaded up with all fog lights blazing, we drove north & west on the autoroutes until we stopped for lunch at Chateau de Chenonceau.
The tree lined avenue was impressive and we were pleased with our first front-on view of the Chateau, but when ...
... centre for a bit, and up to the cathedral, really nice bakeries around here, that make really nice quiches and great coffee.
Wanted to get into Paris early so didn't stay long but I liked this place, really nice.
Watch out for the trams tho, they are real quiet.
A great night with electricity, makes a difference, a DVD and super food. Floods in the MH this morning from somewhere, sorted now and no problem. Heading to Marbouie in the rain. A lovely drive along minor roads with evidence of coypu, boar and deer in the forests and by the road ...
... though. Some of the apartments were decorated nicely, there were a few neat sculpted ceilings, and the hall of antlers (a huge, long hallway completely filled with antlers on the walls) was interesting.
We had lunch on the way out at a little café near the castle. It was here that we discovered the "croque madame" – a unique French sandwich. It is a ham sandwich with béchamel sauce, grilled, then covered with cheese, ...