La Ferme de la Borde
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A more relaxed start today as we left Orleans about 10am for Chateau de Chambord. This chateau is huge compared to others like Chenonceau. The buildings are located on a massive estate of 5440ha that is surrounded by a national park. There are 426 rooms, 282 fireplaces and 77 staircases. Not all the rooms are open for viewing, otherwise we ...
We woke this morning to thick fog and 3C - Paris humid and 32C seems a distant memory.
Loaded up with all fog lights blazing, we drove north & west on the autoroutes until we stopped for lunch at Chateau de Chenonceau.
The tree lined avenue was impressive and we were pleased with our first front-on view of the Chateau, but when ...
... centre for a bit, and up to the cathedral, really nice bakeries around here, that make really nice quiches and great coffee.
Wanted to get into Paris early so didn't stay long but I liked this place, really nice.
Watch out for the trams tho, they are real quiet.
... barns, charolais cattle, donkeys, alpachas (!) and ancient cottages. The wounded bike made it back and we felt pretty good on arrival.
The evening consisted of a wonderful meal, petanque and Dave and I walking to the village in the dusk (note LOOK UP THE CHURCH FOR INFO. St Etienne something??? Huge and imposing, norman??)
Dinner was a salmon and cheese mousse, bass with green salad, new potatoes, green beans and butter sauce, cherry custard ...
Similar start to the day with a bit of rain but also very windy. I had slept better though.
We had 55kms to cover today! We stayed on the barge to experience two of the fourteen locks the barge is to go through today. These are more modern than the "seven locks" the town is named for.
We hadn't gone far when Dave got a flat. Ari changed the tyre quickly and we were on our way. While we ...