Hotel de France et de Guise
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
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... because an adapted version of them we have today! Da Vince never actually manufactured any of his inventions because he was so busy designing new ones. But, a company called IBM took Leonardo's designs, followed them precisely and made models of what they would have looked like had Leonardo made them! Some ideas you may recognize include a parachute, circular life buoy, flippers, a military tank and even a 3 wheeled car! Pretty amazing!
Chambord is another French folly, it never worked for most of its owners, it was built as a hunting lodge by the king and as with other chateau successive kings it was added to over the decades. Appallingly it was lived in for only a few weeks a year ...
Camping for free in a magical place. Just like being at home but surrounded by 2000 years of history. Biking is a delight on dedicated roads, way safer and superior often to the main road. A swim was great and these camp sites have very few bugs ...
We arrived in Blois a delightful town which we enjoyed very much. We got off to a great start by taking a wrong turn and finding a perfect place to stay for the night. Blois is full of the history of French kings, there follies and intrigues. A small portion of which was dramatically revealed in an illuminated light show projected on ...
... later, it had 440 rooms, 365 fireplaces and 84 staircases, including a fabulous central double-helix staircase reputedly designed by Leonardo Da Vinci. Interestingly, the king found the place too draughty, and spent only 42 nights there during the whole of his 32 year reign! The crowning glory of this chateau is its incredible rooftop: a Tolkienesque jumble of peaks, cupolas, domes, spires and chimneys, all created out of stone and slate. Charlie was particularly taken with the trophy ...