Hostellerie De La Bionne

100 Ave. Pierre Et Marie Curie, Saint-Jean-de-Braye, Centre, 45800, France | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Saint-Jean-de-Braye

Don't drink the water

A travel blog entry by simpsonbigtrip


... all that and it's fair to say it was bloody massive and also an impressive bit of architecture. The centre of the building had a double spiral staircase of very large proportions which created a kind of optical illusion and there were 4 giant halls in a cross coming from the staircase and then rooms on either side of the halls. The rooms were so huge that when we walked into the first one and looked ...

A big castle called a chateau

A travel blog entry by lilyruby


... Today we went to a chateau (that's castle in French).it was ginormous and took us two hours to walk around it. The name of the castle is Chambord. One of the big rooms was the size of our whole house. There are lots of hunting pictures because people went there mostly to hunt. In one hall there were lots of deer's heads and antlers. There were lots of pictures of French Kings and Queens. Around the grounds of the castle ...

Henry IV, Napoleon & Co

A travel blog entry by themaggiej


... to the sound of rousing French music (which sounded as though Edith Piaf could have been there!) and the delight of the crowd as they cheered each group past. This was followed by a wonderful fireworks display with the castle across the moat as the backdrop, a fitting finale to a wonderful afternoon. It's really hard to put in words what an amazing event this was and we felt so lucky to have been there to be part of it.


Happy walking man

A travel blog entry by themaggiej


... at the age of just 19. The city recovered its prosperity after that war and became a centre for the study of law.

Another setback for the city was during WW2 when it was heavily bombed. We had read that Orleans was not well restored post war and our expectations of the city were not high, however on a walkabout after dinner at dusk we were really pleasantly surprised at how nice it was ..... I hadn't taken my camera!!! The Dutch lady ...

Chateaux and forests

A travel blog entry by themaggiej


... off again and not long before an open supermarket came into view so all was well.

Our first destination today was Chateau de Cheverny, a 20k pedal from Blois, taking us inland on a deviation from the Loire a Velo route. There is quite an elaborate network of cycling trails through the chateau country, colour coded and numbered on maps and with corresponding numbers on the signposts. We followed the number 4 ...


This hotel, located on 100 Ave. Pierre Et Marie Curie, Saint-Jean-de-Braye, is near Maison de Jeanne d'Arc, Loire a Velo Cycle Path, Musee des Beaux-Arts, and Hotel Groslot.
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