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to the lovely Blois this morning, although it was a little
disappointing as the 'Musee de Magic' was not open. Should have never
told Ella about it as it got her excited! (It was the former home of
the French 'Houdin' who the American Houdini got his name from. But
we ended up exploring all the quiet backstreets of Blois, very quiet
and built into the hills so many ...
... on Monday due to no power because of flooding.
Why did we bother to leave so early from the south of France?
We are already missing the majesty of the Pyrenees and the warmth of the Aude.
When will we come back? Our plans for Easter are not certain- we will wait for family news!
And so to the rest of the day. Stops here and there for mugs of tea and then the ...
... so was massive to get around. Up the stairs and on the roof was just incredible Amazing view and just seeing all the stone work and how it would have been int he day was incredible, This castle/chateaux was huge. Coming back down the centre stairwell i ran into a guy dressed in original monk robes leading a group of French school children. Pardon madame he says then begins an animated conversation in French, He was a very happy chappy. I tell him in my very ...
... as you may have guessed by he lateness of some entries. Chevonceau - what can I say!!! It's absolutely beautiful. I kept looking at the gardens and surroundings as we walked from the carpark to the far end of a garden. I wanted to just look up and see the chateau as it appears in the pictures, with the river in view and it sitting not quite reaching all the way across. Wow!!!! It just looked like the adds. Al the opposite end ...
... 500m from where 1000's of tourists still looked a round Cheverny. On our way home we called into Bloise, parked the car on the far side of the river, walked across the beautiful old bridge and did a once round the main area of interest taking in the cathedral and chateau on the hilltop. Lots of little laneways of steps, therefore no cars, made it a nice city centre to roam. We had an early night with a quick cafe meal and long hot bath to finish. Looking forward to Chenonceau ...