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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.
... down the road from our B&B and Yvon wanted to go and see what mass would be like when it's done in Latin. It is a very small monastery with only three brothers, and five other people in attendance. It was my first true mass but it was pretty much as expected. We only understood two words: Christ and Amen. After breakfast we headed for Amboise where we strolled through the the market and bought fresh veggies, fruit, and cheese for a picnic. Then we visited a ...
... wandered around the stalls. Given I am still wanting to shed some luggage I couldn't enjoy purchasing anything from the markets - except for a punnet of raspberries which we shared at lunch. Our return to Blois was via a forest trail - where there were a large number of very bright orange clubs crossing the road. We also spied some large snails in the grass - Sigrid explained these were not the escargot variety. Details of our ride Dinner was a noisy affair - ...