Chateau de Castel-Novel
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... chapel is the final resting place of Leonardo Di Vinci. He actually lived out his last years at this Chateau. After visiting this Chateau, we headed over to Chateau Chaumont-Sur Loire. We are having trouble telling them apart. This Chateau was up on a cliff, overlooking the river. These Chateaus are so cool. The aristocrats in France all had at least one Chateau. There are hundreds around the ...
... packing it for my onward journey a cockroach ran out of my backpack and across the bed. I swished it onto the floor to then chase it with my shoe - noting it was halfway through laying an egg - eeeeek! We met the tour operators for at 6pm for a debrief and to return panniers etc. We shared some of the funny stories - particularly the prehistoric site visit. They had not been to the site - I think it would be well worth them visiting to ...
... The gardens were interesting - a bizarre bamboo labyrinth was included and was a bit tacky and out of place. The box hedges, lavender and roses were pretty special. We decided to picnic on the riverbank opposite the chateau. When we arrived at the picnic spot there was a guy with his van back open blasting French reggae. His music blasted for about 20 minutes while he had a smoke on the riverbank, pottered around in the back of his van (we were not sure what ...
... had described the steep uphill to get to the caves. It certainly wasn't what we were expecting. And it was so hot. The cave tour was very interesting - an entertaining guide - and the English translation often made us giggle. There were also two dogs on the tour - dogs only if held in arms??? We were picked up by taxi and taken to our restaurant for dinner. Each menu has been different and had different influences. This menu seemed to have an Italian influence with ...
We decided to deviate from the suggested schedule and not visit any more prehistoric sites - yesterday's site was really enough for a lifetime. We enjoyed a late breakfast and then wander around the. Ill age shops. There weren't too many - there were 4 or 5 foie gras shops though! We did pick up our picnic supplies - walking down the street with the baguette in hand a tourist bus pulls up beside us and opens the ...