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... Superb views over the river Loire. The exit tower has a sloping ramp that allows horse and carriages to leave the chateau directly into the main street. Drove through lovely countryside and pretty small villages to Chenonceau, where we had lunch. Much larger than Amboise, set huge gardens and known as the "ladies' chateau, having been "fought over" by the wife ( Catherine Di Medici ) and mistress(Diane De Potiers) of Henri II. Built in several stages, the ...
... and peaceful house is set in Parc Leonardo Da Vinci. Here he finished work on his 3 favourite paintings, including the Mona Lisa. A copy of this hung in one of the rooms, much larger than the original that we hope to see next week. In the basement were numerous models of his inventions. The grounds and gardens were lovely, and more models were round every corner. Flying ...
... the volume, and the vintage. Everything else on the label is "just peanuts" according to Laurent. He gave us a written test at the end, and then corrected and returned them in hilarious fashion. However, he was extremely pleased with me because I got 100%, and he said it's been quite a long time since someone has done that. My prize was a jar of his jam: peach and cassis. It's a fairly large jar, and I'm not sure how I'm going to tote it around for the rest ...
... table when we sat down, and we were given a vegetable terrine to start (I declined: it was mostly broccoli as it turned out). We had chosen our main course when we checked into the hotel in Chartres; I chose fish over duck. The fish was a mousseline, which I gather means "several types of fish all mushed together." It was on a sauce of saffron and mussels. The fish itself wasn't too bad, though a slightly strange texture, but the sauce was a tad disappointing because it ...
... John showed no
real interest in helping. Henry had already been laid to rest at
Fontevraud and Richard requested to be laid at the feet of his father,
so in the later years of her life Eleanor retreated to Fontevraud and
actually saw and gave approval to her tomb effigy. She commented on the
peon the face, the masterly folds in her garments and requested she be
represented holding her prayer book.
All up an impressive, if
highly dysfunctional ...