Domaine De Roiffé
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... was there, this one looked okay but not worth spending more money on to go and visit inside so we drove to our last one which was Villandry built in 1536 and the last of the big castles build in the renaissance time along the Loire. Again extremely beautiful with a big beautiful French garden. Food for lots of pictures again .... After a couple of hours walking through the gardens and visiting the different floors with rooms we walked out of this beautiful place and drove back to the ...
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Today we visited a total of four castles (but only technically went into two of them - still a significant feat). The first Château we visited was by the finest of the four by far. Although we didn't go in the castle itself, the gardens, which the property is most renowned for, provided us with hours of wandering around the ...
... lookout/communication establishments. The original tunnels that we were permitted to go through had only recently been discovered as the result of a lost dog who found his way into them and this was the first year they had started to do presentations down in the cement rooms with walls 2 and 3 metres thick. They had been dug out and 22.5 tons of sand hand shovelled by volunteers in order to be hospitable ...
... so lovely. We parked up under trees beside their house. We were lucky enough to have an apricot tree beside us laden with fruit. Every time I hear a thud on the ground I run out to replenish the fruit bowl - at the owners suggestion. We suggested we may like a tasting and were invited inside for a sample. Very nice it was too and we now have some on board. He was telling us that the local stone in this area is chalk ...
Thankfully, we woke to a better day. It was fresh but the sun was breaking through and it was time to visit the market and Alain for the wine at Domaine de la Paleine! We were able to taste several more wines which he did not bring on the boat. Namely Rosés and a sparkling red. We then placed our orders and paid up. Luckily, Alain was prepared to deliver all of our orders to the campsite ...
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- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking