Domaine De Roiffé
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When we arrived in Saumur, on the bank of the Loire River we had planned to visit the Office de Tourism to find accomodation, and hopefuly something self-catering, but the office was closed. We later found out it was bank holiday. However, thay provide such good services that there was an interactive screen so we could look up some hotels. We walked a short distance, along a main street where most of the shops were open and market ...
... 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 ...
... I tried a raspberry tart and a tarte au citron with meringue. Both were very yummy, indeed!
Our next stop was the Chateau de Chenonceau, known as the Castle of the Ladies because throughout its history it has been linked closely with seven royal or aristocratic women, in particular Diane de Poitiers, Henri II's mistress, and Catherine de Medici, Henri II's wife. I'd been there in 2009 and it was quite quiet then. This time it was a zoo! There's a long ballroom with ...
... On the way back, we met a couple, Gill and Gerry, who were parked near us on the campsite. Gerry spent a lot of the afternoon popping in and out of our van with questions and chat! What a character! They were with friends but that was not working out so well so they set off the next day without them, perhaps never meeting up again? Who knows! It certainly passed our ...
... and are now in the Loire Valley of France after a lonnnngggg day yesterday that started fine and ended fine but was a bit rocky in the middle. We packed up and said goodbye to Paris, taking the bus to the airport where we had a car rented. But when we arrived at the airport we learned the car did not come with unlimited miles, but with a 2000 km limit. It would be that just to go to the south of France and back and we were planning on touring France ...