Chateau de Marcay
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Hello all! There isn't much to tell of this week, I have been sick so no school pour moi. Just the flu, thankfully nothing serious - it's not surprising though as everyone is sick in this weather. My days have been fulfilled with watching TV, Friends and Glee is on between 11:30 and 1:30 so I flick between the channels to watch them both :). Apart from tht I ...
The temperature has been very very cold. The maximum is about 5 every day,sometimes 3-4. The minimum -2 to 3. At the moment the sun is out (the first time I have seen it) and it looks like a normal Australian day from inside...until you go outside and it's 3 degrees.
I wear 2 pairs of stockings and a pair of jeans, an undershirt, a long sleeve top and a jacket and then a big ...
... day, but require aren't staffed, and our credit card isn't accepted. We fortunatley had enough fuel for our small amount of travel sightseeing the next day, which was Sunday, until the next day when there would be an attendant available at one of the facilities.
Sunday we went to the nearby town of Chinon to visit the Chateau De Chinon, which is a medieval chateau, where the royalty used to live, although over the centuries ...
... pretty village. We then continued to Fontvraud L'Abbaye and had a look around the abbey. It has an amazing history. The bodies of Henry 2, Eleanor of Acquataine, Ric************* heart an his wife Isabelle of Angouleme were all buried there in the abbey church. Eleanor lived there fir sometime after Henry died in between helping Richard out when he was off at the crusades or imprisoned. She joined the order not long before she died. The order was unusual as it was ...
... the monks who used to tend the gardens. They could plant whatever they wanted, so they decided to put themselves into the potagers as rose bushes. The low waterfall that runs through the gardens and eventually out of the castle grounds has carp that rush to the surface when they see you; they think they're going to be fed. They're just a touch on the creepy side, what with their gaping mouths.
After Villandry, we drove to Chateau ...