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Travel Blogs from La Chapelle-Saint-Mesmin
... off for a seven month trip. Par un beau jour we shall do the same but this time are content with 67 days away and are looking forward to being home. Some great plans for Xmas and a call into IKEA at Rouen to look at their Xmas goodies for decorating our home. Still some frost lingering in the long grass and sparkling in the low morning ...
... the American revolution.
Before entering the chateau we walk by the kennels where the master of the hunting dogs is sorting them for some purpose not immediately discernible. The French hunting hounds look like a cross between a blood hound and a beagle. They have massive paws for running through the French countryside. These are working dogs and it is obvious that the master does not treat the as pets, but it is equally obvious that he respects the dogs and they him.
... a spiralling turret out of the chateau and on to the streets of Amboise for some lunch. Met up with Trace and we lunched at Bigot on the recommendation of Alex. Thanks Alex it was absolutely delicious. We had the vegetable quiche with salad and the most decadent hot chocolate. Of course they are renowned chololatiers so had to buy some "take away" chocolate....just had to! wandered around Amboise and down to the river before jumping on the mini bus again to Chambord ...
... war part of the nations treasures found refuge here, including the Mona Lisa. The Chateau kennels still have 70 odd hunting dogs present for hunting. From here we drove on to Blois to have a look at it's castle and old town but didn't bother to enter the castle as one a day is enough these days. Then we continued on along the Loire river to Beaugency before returning back to Orleans. The next day we went for a stroll along ...
... chef making exoctic cakes and pastries. We sampled some with coffee and the are incredible. In moderation.
We are back now at Allee Paul Dukas where Sophie is endeavouring to feed and get Robin to sleep while Stephane is hovering having prepared dinner. Sophie has been very particular choosing her partner having grown up with a proficeint cook for a father she now has Stephane!!
Off south tomorrow.
Dave & Lona.
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed