Hotel Du Bellay
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... make a quick program change and hop in taxis to the nearby Chateau de Villandry with incredible gardens. Everyone is delighted with the decision, and we get plenty of exercise climbing and walking in this expansive locale.
All benefit of exercise is erased, however, as we return to Tours for a stop at a wine cellar where we taste not only the fruits of the vine, but also local delicacies of cured meats and cheeses, with delicious bread. It ...
... to paint and design his marvelous inventions. The chateau and gardens are stunning, and sprinkled with samples of da Vinci's art and his ingenious creations.
We enjoy lunch in a troglodyte cave restaurant in Amboise and then continue to Amboise Castle, the first architectural expression of the Renaissance in the Loire Valley - built in the 15th and 16th centuries. Leonardo da ...
... informative, filling us in on the history of the region and the sights as we drive another 20 km to the town of Amboise.
We reach our chateau at about 6:30pm, and take time to freshen up before meeting for our welcome party in the beautiful lounge. After introductions we proceed to dinner which is a culinary delight. Entree: Quail and Foie gras terrine with spiced bread, marmalade with buckwheat and red currants. Main course: Fillet of ...
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!