Chateau de Brou
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- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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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 ...
... He painted for them for years. Suddenly, the French king at the time, King Francois I decided to take over Italy. Life was starting to get rough for all Italians so Francois wrote a letter to Leonardo and asked him to come to France for a kingly sum of money as well as a position painting. Leonardo obliged and setting off by donkey with a suitcase full of his things as well as 3 paintings he began his journey over the Alps. When he got ...
... Superb views over the river Loire. The exit tower has a sloping ramp that allows horse and carriages to leave the chateau directly into the main street. Drove through lovely countryside and pretty small villages to Chenonceau, where we had lunch. Much larger than Amboise, set huge gardens and known as the "ladies' chateau, having been "fought over" by the wife ( Catherine Di Medici ) and mistress(Diane De Potiers) of Henri II. Built in several stages, the ...
... 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 ...
... women from NC. One of the women lived along the outer banks and actually knew Buddy Davis - small world!
The chateaux were impressive - Chenonceau and Cheverny were the best. Chanbord was the biggest, but not as well maintained as the other 2.
Back in Amboise we had dinner La Reserve again - it was that good!
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