Logis Domaine de l'Arbrelle
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Today we said good bye to our French hosts and head to Tour for the night. I really wanted to spent at least one night here as I had built myself up to visiting while back home and I'm so glad we did. We arrived around lunch time and spent the afternoon wandering the streets and shopping, it is a beautiful town just like most in central France. I spend far too much shopping I think I am all shopped out now my bag ...
... King Francois fell in love with one of the paintings Leonardo had brought: The Mona Lisa. Francois gave Leonardo a nice house which was Francois' boyhood home! That house is the very house that is known a Clos LucÚ! People also say that Francois looked up to da Vince a lot. The French king even called him "Father" and many known paintings show da Vince on his deathbed, with Francois holding his hand! You probably know many of ...
... from trees. Really not enough time to do justice to the gardens and we missed seeing an exhibition of drawings. Saw the areas he liked to sit and paint in; beautiful leafy glades set among giant pine trees. Back to camp, but we noticed the villages around here are so pretty, it would be great to have more time to walk around. We are lucky the crowds are all gone; nowhere is crowded or ...
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.
... of the royal chateau.
We had dinner at a nice bistro where we met some travelers from Scotland. It was a day after the Scottish vote on independence from GB - they were only mildly disappointed at the outcome. We shared some good cross-table conversation.
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Friday 9/19 - The Loire Valley is home to more then ...