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Fri. Mar 11, 2011 - Amboise and Blois
5:30am wake up
7:34am dep. Chenonceaux
8:06am arr. Tours
9:06am dep. Tours
9:24am arr. Amboise
9:48am arrive in Amboise, walk from train station
10:10am arrive Hotel Chaptal 11-13 Rue Chaptal, Amboise, 37400
Chateau royal d'Amboise
12:30pm finished touring …
... nearby fields, chestnuts that I later googled and realized were not the edible kind, apples and pears on trees and covering the roadside, and an ear of corn I stole from one of many fields, sorry. I also passed endless fields of sunflowers. In the end, I reached Chenoceaux, but decided to visit the following day and spend the evening washing clothes, charging phones, finishing the book, ...
... case alongside, a closed campground. I don't know why they are all closed, but at least it's a place to be! I bathed in a stream and was happier in my quiet semi-natural nook than i would have been at an occupied site. But, I really would have payed for a real place and am craving a real shower, a sink to wash my dried sweat encumbered shirt, and a toilet I can get to without hopping on my ...
... of Amboise. The chateau was grand and over looked the Loire River. The views of the city and area were great from here. After Amboise we went to Chateau Cheverny. What a pretty hunting lodge. The home is still occupied by the present day owners. We got to see the hounds being feed at 3:00pm. It was interesting but not my cup of tea. They are fed a nice raw diet with extras but that is way too many dogs ...
This area of France definitely deserves a full week of time to truly explore and enjoy the many sights and wonderful restaurants. The B&B we stayed at for two nights was exceptional. What an amazing treat. The owners Gloria and Bob Belknap have restored a 16th century convent to perfection. The furnishings and decor are beautiful antiques. Her atrium garden room with its food and gorgeous garden made ...