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This morning we went to Leonardo da Vinci's house, Chateau du Clos Luce in Amboise and saw the house and the gardens. There was a cat at the house which had killed a pigeon on the balcony in the morning and when we were in Leonardo's bedroom, the cat came and sat on the bed, which is apparently quite normal. Someone in the group commented that maybe it was Leonardo reincarnated as a cat. ...
Brugge (Belgium) to Blois (France)
Tuesday: was a day of train rides. Four trains and we finally arrived in Blois. It all went well due to the fact that when we booked our tickets in Bruges the only seats available all the way through were First Class. A very comfortable trip with an excellent meal and wine on-board and all included. We reached Blois late afternoon and made our way to our accommodation. Wow - just ...
... relief of nearby Orleans when it was under siege by the English in the hundred Years War.
Blois also boasts a magnificent Cathedral and and a small medieval quarter with cobblestone streets and stone staircases. You would expect to get a bit blasé about all these towns with medieval quarters, cobblestone streets, magnificent old buildings etc, but each town we ride into feels exciting as it begs to be explored.
Loving this adventure!
... my faulty threading of the front ratchet strap.
Montoire-sur-Loire is a pleasant and typical small French town, a choice of boulangeries, banks, cafes and bars arranged around the market square.
First port of call is a cash machine, to obtain some Euros, then a friendly looking bar.
To begin, two beers (typical English choice).
We sit and marvel at the number of people in the bar (it is only ...
... N47 59.512' E1 13.936') and Vouvray (N47 24.549' E000 47.812'), we actually go to:
La Ville-aux-Dames, Les Acacias (N47 24'7" E0 46'48")
from the ACSI book. We have been here before, about five years ago, it has apparently changed management since then, and is better for it.
Free wifi, hence the blog update, but, we find the signal is not good enough to sustain a Skype conversation.