Chateau de la Motte
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... I hope not because that would make me angry and, honestly, I don’t think so. Images tend to transcend language.
The one other part I did like was an exhibition on Camille Claudel and her sculpture. My favorite was her “la Valse” or The Waltz (pic 3). Of course, can’t give a woman credit on her own so they had to relate it all to Rodin who was her lover for a while. To quote Wikipedia, “The novelist and art critic Octave Mirbeau described her as ...
... it was kind of blah.
The one I really liked was the Cathedral Saint Pierre (pic 4, pic 5). It was gigantic and had some beautiful gothic architecture. Unfortunately, when I went in, there was a service of some sort being held with the organ being played, people singing, and the Eucharist being taken. I didn’t feel comfortable advancing more than a few feet in the door. Just far enough to see how beautiful the church was. I couldn’t be too ...
... point was the Eglise. The inside was a masterpiece of painting. It made no pretence of being artistically wonderful, but all the same, it was magnificent. A joy to behold.
And in the new town, a Saturday morning market. A real everyday French market. Stalls with everyday needs - food, clothes, shoes and handbags. And hugely busy. The French were shopping for the week.
Tomorrow we start the last lap - the meander up to Calais, past Paris and avoiding illegal ...
... a bit cold. Everyone warms up with a wine tasting at a local shop.
Returning to the hotel, we have some time to pack for departure tomorrow. After a brief farewell party in the hotel's bar we drive to the town of Tours for dinner -- a gastronomic extravaganza at a local Michelin-rated restaurant: Charles Barrier. It is a perfectly delicious ending to an opulent and extravagant tour!
... s. Francois the First added a wing in Renaissance style in the early 1500's. Finally, the Gaston d'Orleans wing was built in Classicism style in 1635. It is a lot to take in, but somehow it all works.
We are fortunate that there is a special exhibit running at the chateau of treasures from the National Library. Ancient books are on display in very dim lighting in order to protect their contents, ...