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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 …
to the lovely Blois this morning, although it was a little
disappointing as the 'Musee de Magic' was not open. Should have never
told Ella about it as it got her excited! (It was the former home of
the French 'Houdin' who the American Houdini got his name from. But
we ended up exploring all the quiet backstreets of Blois, very quiet
and built into the hills so many ...
... so really cool as aspects of Medieval
Architecture, right up to the 19th Century. Very grand and outside on
the roof is a maze of wonderful turrets, chimneys etc. We said it was
where the fairies lived and Ella loved it, big discussions as to
whose was whose room! Another plus for the low season, this is packed
during the summer, but we practically had the chateau ...
... his works/inventions etc. VERY cool and definitely a big plus in low season as it was very quiet. Some really awesome inventions, so ahead of his time, but some really gruesome military inventions too!! Spent a night at a winery after purchasing a few of their bottles...of ...
We wanted to keep it pretty simple today. A Quick drive by the lovely Saumur Chateau and a stop in a Winery. The Winery was EXCELLENT. Yet another bonus of the low season, had the winemaker to ourselves who showed us around...Ella even had a few glasses on grape juice on the house. Tried some lovely wines..and golly gosh it is not a tasting! Had I gone along with each of their bottles to try I ...