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It was a very long day, but when we finally reached Amboise we were absolutely delighted! The long twilight means it isn't fully dark until after 10pm, so even though it was quite late we were greeted with the vision of a huge cliff, topped by a magnificent chateau. Our hotel is a luxuriously appointed group of historic buildings and it backs on to …
Today the weather changed on us and we had intermittent showers throughout the day, but the temperature was pleasant and the rain didn't really dampen our desire to explore the countryside some more. We drove through Tours to a small village on the other side where we visited the Chateau de Villandry, renowned for its gardens more than for the …
This morning we went to Le Chateau de Chenonceau, probably the most popular and most developed of the Loire chateau's. Restored back to its original renaissance style this lovely chateau is particularly pretty and tasteful, and set in amongst vast gardens and forests. Andre and I enjoyed exploring the various rooms and finding out about the six …
... nearby fields, chestnuts that I later googled and realized were not the edible kind, apples and pears on trees and covering the roadside, and an ear of corn I stole from one of many fields, sorry. I also passed endless fields of sunflowers. In the end, I reached Chenoceaux, but decided to visit the following day and spend the evening washing clothes, charging phones, finishing the book, ...
... case alongside, a closed campground. I don't know why they are all closed, but at least it's a place to be! I bathed in a stream and was happier in my quiet semi-natural nook than i would have been at an occupied site. But, I really would have payed for a real place and am craving a real shower, a sink to wash my dried sweat encumbered shirt, and a toilet I can get to without hopping on my ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
Staff - very friendly.
Location - 5 mins walk from the city center. Other towns/castles are easily accessible by car.
Rooms - large, beautifully decorated in Renaissance style with either a garden or river view. This is the main reason to chose this hotel in my opinion.
Restaurant - very "interesting". The French guests seemed to enjoy their meals very much. I had a little difficulty eating the "rabbit stomach cooked in its own skin" (or something along those lines). But the deserts were excellent and they provided some gratis surprises, which made things extra fun. I didn't leave hungry!
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