Domaine de Valaudran
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A great night with electricity, makes a difference, a DVD and super food. Floods in the MH this morning from somewhere, sorted now and no problem. Heading to Marbouie in the rain. A lovely drive along minor roads with evidence of coypu, boar and deer in the forests and by the road ...
... as a hunting lodge for Francis I and changed hands several times it seems because apparently it was somewhat challenging to live in – very cold in winter and heaps of mossies in summer! It was a very cold castle to walk around on a cold day.
Left Nevers never to return ... Bought baguette & croissants on the way out then tried to get to a chateau. Mis-judged the distance to #1 by 100 km so went to #2 - Chateau de Cheveny. It is still owned by the family, but was opened to the public in 1922. Had lunch by the pond watching two white swans play. Then to Chambord, the King's hunting lodge commenced well prior to the French Revolution by Francis I, and finished 100 years later. ...
Having said that it is actually a strikingly beautiful building dominated by a wonderfully grand double helix stair case inspired by Leonardo da Vinci.
We enjoyed the cycle in the grounds and back to St Dye some 8km away.
Camping for free in a magical place. Just like being at home but surrounded by 2000 years of history. Biking is a delight on dedicated roads, way safer and superior often to the main road. A swim was great and these camp sites have very few bugs ...