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... lost the whole day to Chambord. Again we found the photos we took did not do justice to the scale of the Chateau. After some exploring around some smaller villages we returned to Orleans. Here we visited the massive cathedral and wandered around the old town. On our last night in Europe we celebrated with Cafe Gourmand at a local ...
... the side view and the river and the gardens....wow!
Simply, the attached photos don't do justice to reality. The interior of the Chateau was also difficult to record in photos - the rooms were beautifully restored.
We drove on to Orleans late in the afternoon and had a perfectly French meal in a restaurant close to our town centred ...
Orleans is a lovely city.
Now we all know of Joan of Arc, but you have to read up a little to really know what she did.
I'll leave the reading to you, or you can ask Gary G, as he will probably know the whole story anyway. Most surprising is how young she was.
Gloomy day to start our ride. It took quite a while to get the bikes sorted. 9 in the group - 3 Aussies and 7 English. Tour leader is Sigrid. A mixed group of rider experience so it took quite a while to adjust bikes, learn brakes and gears. Interestingly the brakes are around the other way to the bike on C2C tour - back brakes on right. I was allocated a Specialised Vita. It was Very light - a hybrid. We headed off around 9:30 and had only got down the road ...
... served with a poached egg on top) – so good!
Our drive to Paris was good – smooth, easy, big highways. It got a little crazy once we hit the city (wow – Paris is huge!), particularly around the périphérique – the ring road around the whole city. Once we finally got off that and into the city, it wasn’t too hard. Driving in Paris is challenging, because the one-way streets aren’t marked that ...