Domaine de Valaudran
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Well, not much too interesting to share today as we spent the better part of the day traveling from Normandy to Saint-Aignan, in the Loire Valley. The entire trip took a bit over four hours of driving. We programmed the car GPS to take us on a mixture of scenic and fast routes, which actually worked out pretty well. We saw plenty of beautiful countryside, ...
... out well even after stopping again to buy pastries for our dessert later today. At 2.30 I noticed the swimming pool was deserted so I went for a short swim, very refreshing! Tomorrow we leave this part of France to go south west for another ten days. The ten days here have been wonderful and I am a little sad to leave but also excited at the prospect of a new place to discover and explore.
... prestidigitation with dragons emerging from the front windows at intervals. Anniversary lunch was superb and eaten in a lovely little bistro called Poivre et Sel, excellent company too! After exploring the shops we discovered that there were horse and carriage rides to be had from outside the chateau so off we went to buy tickets. Two ...
... individual coloured flower gardens were beautiful to see. The interior gives an insight into life for the very rich French families and many portraits and precious items were on show. I was taken with the floor of Delft tiles, imported from the Netherlands in their thousands! The round trip to see this was twenty miles and we had to go out later for cakes so a daily total of twenty-six miles.
... the ride back we found a wine-tasting centre attached to the local chateau and had a taste and have bought some. The journey back down my favourite avenue was punctuated with clanking bottle sounds! A lovely lunch of pate and wine was followed by reading outside under the lovely weeping willow tree on our new pitch, (I have just finished my second book in a week!).
Later I ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Pets allowed