Chateau de Perreux - Amboise
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The morning started wet and cold and didn't improve for much of the day. A taxi took us to Orly airport to collect our car. It took a while to locate the pickup point but in the end all went smoothly. The car is a black and white Citroen DS3 diesel, with zero kilometres on the clock. Our bags fit but if I find an attractive hitch hiker Robyn will …
... It was nice to sit out of the rain, although it did come in the sides a bit. It was so much fun driving around. We went towards the back, through big sections of trees. Right at the back is Marie Antoinette’s palace and gardens. This was where she lived some of the time. This was my favourite part of the whole gardens. It was so quaint! The gardens were not quite so well ordered and it was a bit more natural looking. There was a small lake, creek, roses twining around ...
... with dozens of stags with gilded heads and antlers of up to 3 metre spreads.
We met up with the rest of the team mid-afternoon at Blois, a lovely old town on the banks of the Loire. Getting to the Aire was interesting: our GPS took us right through the central shopping area - our first real taste of driving in heavy French traffic. We had a walk around the old part of the town, and admired the view out over the river from the gardens at the top of a hill behind the cathedral, ...
... between free and occupied France, and legend has it that the Grand Gallery was used by the Resistance as an escape route to help large numbers of refugees fleeing the Nazi occupation. The interior of the chateau is full of wonderful furniture, and countless paintings and huge tapestries adorn the walls of every room.
We finally had had enough of the crowds and the heat, so retired to a nearby camping facility to ...
... get the the March Bredif winery, which was recommended by the tour driver yesterday. Took a bus to the winery. We had a tour through the cave where the wine is processed and then had some wine tastings afterwards. Taking the public bus have us a unique experience on how the locals travel. Good experience. The wine guide gave us some hints on what and where to have dinner.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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TravelPod Member ReviewsChateau de Perreux - Amboise Nazelles Negron
Very comfortable room with an eclectic mixture of old furniture. The building dates back to the 17th century and is built on old caves which have been enlarged by generations of quarrying for limestone. In fact the parking is inside the old cave.
It's not new and slick but showing an elegant decay which is in line with its age.
The exterior and grounds are a visual feast and every girls fairytale castle.
Charlotte the manager could not have been more helpful or more friendly.
A terrific stay.
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