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TravelPod Member ReviewsChateau d'Artigny Montbazon
Possibly the best hotel I have ever stayed at in 25 years of running a tour business! Deserving of every accolade possible!
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We spend the day castle-hopping in the Eastern part of the Loire Valley. We start at Chambord, which was initiated by King Francis the First in 1519 when he was just 25 years old. It was originally intended as a hunting lodge, but its vast size makes it one of the most magnificent chateaux we've seen.
The castle makes good use of the …
We depart our Chateau for the last time this morning, and begin our exploration of the wine producing region of the Loire Valley. It seems like there is another fabulous castle around each bend. We even see the one where much of "Lion in Winter" is set, and another which inspired the Sleeping Beauty Castle.
There are two wine tastings on …
... around the village, quite pleasant. Tours is 7 km away with a cycle path all the way, will give that a go tomorrow with the dogs in their trailer.
It was a bit grey this morning and the forecast was for rain during the day, anyway not to be put off I took the dogs for a walk to a beach on the River Loire, they had a good run before we went back for breakfast, then the rain came and went ...
... 8217;s not wrong, but we’re not doing it…… (watch this space….)
Ended the day in Brehemont, after a few miles of treacherous driving, thanks SatNAv!!. Beautiful campsite, although a little oddity with the toilet paper, one roll for three toilets, you must guess what you need and take it in with you!!
Lesson learned in the pub, don’t ask for a small and a large beer, large is ½ pint, small is ...
We save the best for last - visiting the incredible Chateau de Chenonceau built spanning the River Cher in the 16th Century. The architecture of this castle is unique in the world, and it is the most visited in the Loire Valley. It is well furnished, and has so many gorgeous original artworks that it qualifies as an art museum in its own right.
After exploring the gardens and the castle ...