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... a big house. On the way to the big house we drove through a village called Le Chiteau and although its a mix of translation and homonym Jess and I decided that we wouldn't drink the water there just to be on the safe side. The big house was not just any big house, we were off to the Chateau de Chambord which is located in Europe's largest park surrounded by a 32km wall so the Chateau had to be pretty big ...
... Today we went to a chateau (that's castle in French).it was ginormous and took us two hours to walk around it. The name of the castle is Chambord. One of the big rooms was the size of our whole house. There are lots of hunting pictures because people went there mostly to hunt. In one hall there were lots of deer's heads and antlers. There were lots of pictures of French Kings and Queens. Around the grounds of the castle ...
... I'll be there too, hotel closed, call when you arrive'. I had no idea what she said, so reiterated 'chambre demain, trois heures', au revoir'd, hung up and hoped for the best!
Well, she did indeed have a room for us in the little Hotel Henri IV, but as well as having. Room for the night, another treat awaited us on our arrival. Sully-sur- Loire is only a small town whose main point of interest is its 14th century castle. The Chateau de ...
... at the age of just 19. The city recovered its prosperity after that war and became a centre for the study of law.
Another setback for the city was during WW2 when it was heavily bombed. We had read that Orleans was not well restored post war and our expectations of the city were not high, however on a walkabout after dinner at dusk we were really pleasantly surprised at how nice it was ..... I hadn't taken my camera!!! The Dutch lady ...
... Would make a great living room, home cinema or rumpus room in a house today.
Cheverny was built between 1624 and 1640 and has been in the same family for 6 centuries. It slipped from their ownership twice before being brought back in 1825 by the ancestors of the current owners, the Hurault family who live in a wing of the chateau today.
After touring the chateau we did a little wine tasting at ...
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