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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 …
... and they had some antibiotics for her. Hopefully she woud start getting better now as its not much fun being sick on a holiday.
The rest of the afternoon / evening was spent driving to the Loire Valley where we were spending the next day. It was a really nice drive down there, going through the French town with the old fashioned houses and the nice countryside. We arrived in Blois at about 9pmish at that night. The hotel we stayed at was only 35 euros ...
... antlers over 6000 years old from an ancestor of the elk which was found in the Siberian ice fields 200 years ago. The antlers are hung at the actual height of the animal! The chateau's immaculately manicured gardens (including seemingly endless pathways of beautifully raked gravel) were a sight to behold, and we both came away feeling quite wowed. We were also pleasantly surprised at the lack of people - after our experience the day before we were expecting crowds, but they did not ...
... We took a lot of pictures and then we left and went back to Amboise to see another castle (Château d'Amboise). After we were finished with our tours of the castles we went to the wine factory (Plou et Fils). While there we had a tour of the factory which was very cool and we tasted a few of the wines. Then after the wine factory we went to dinner in a cave (La Cave aux ...
... get the the March Bredif winery, which was recommended by the tour driver yesterday. Took a bus to the winery. We had a tour through the cave where the wine is processed and then had some wine tastings afterwards. Taking the public bus have us a unique experience on how the locals travel. Good experience. The wine guide gave us some hints on what and where to have dinner.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLe Choiseul Amboise
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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