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... fit any more in. We have a late lunch at one of the many cafes, eating in France is difficult not many people speak English and at most nice places the menu is only in French. In the evening we head out to have a drink in the old part of town it's very pretty although a little expensive I have a creme brûlée and it is amazing I'm going to have to go on a massive diet when I get home to work off all this sugary ...
... because an adapted version of them we have today! Da Vince never actually manufactured any of his inventions because he was so busy designing new ones. But, a company called IBM took Leonardo's designs, followed them precisely and made models of what they would have looked like had Leonardo made them! Some ideas you may recognize include a parachute, circular life buoy, flippers, a military tank and even a 3 wheeled car! Pretty amazing!
... of the castle is built on a bridge spanning the Cher River. The 60 metre long Grande Gallerie, over the river, was used as a military hospital in WW1. Beautifully furnished. Interesting collection of full sized wax figures of the gentry at the time, housed in the stables. After lunch, on to Cheverny. Much smaller, rectangular house set in small park, really only a country house rather than a chateau. Built in 1625. Priceless art , including the Mona Lisa, were ...
... and peaceful house is set in Parc Leonardo Da Vinci. Here he finished work on his 3 favourite paintings, including the Mona Lisa. A copy of this hung in one of the rooms, much larger than the original that we hope to see next week. In the basement were numerous models of his inventions. The grounds and gardens were lovely, and more models were round every corner. Flying ...
Wednesday 9/17 - We took the TGV from Annecy to Paris and then got on another train to Amboise. We arrived in Amboise around 3:00. The Hotel Bellevue is about a 10 - 12 minute walk from the train station. After checking in we dropped our bags and headed into town to familiarize ourselves with the downtown area. Along the way we stopped at the TI and booked a full day Chateaux excursion for Friday. We finished the ...