Hotel Renaissance Blois
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Good service, rooms were comfortable and very authentic seeming.
In a good part of town with a good view of the city
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This beautiful castle built on the River Cher was home to five different ladies between 1499-1836; Diane De Poitiers, Catherine de Medici, Louise of Lorraine, Louise Dupin and Marguerite Pelouze. During the First World War, it served as a hospital. Although the crowds were large, we enjoyed seeing this charming and beautifully restored residence. We relished a lovely lunch on site after viewing the ...
... blended with those of Flanders and Italy. In fact, the great Italian master Leonardo da Vinci is buried in the chapel at the palace. King Francois appointed him as "first painter, engineer and king's architect" from 1516 until his death in 1519. The king also gave him the Manoir du Cloux in which to live; we visited that house this ...
... the trees. Cycled back to the site the route we had walked yesterday. By now our butts were starting to get a little saddle sore,so we decided to dump the bikes and head to the pool for a refreshing dip then lay in the sun drying. We have new neighbours an English couple and their son, they arrived just before we set off for the pool and when we got back they were still putting up their tent! No arguing no shouting all very British. As ...
... br> Turned out to be a good decision. Chenconceau is so big and beautiful outside and inside that we just decided to take it easy and spend the entire day there instead of rushing through it and then driving 80 km to Chambord to make the day a twofer.
It was a beautiful day and we made the most of our time there since we now had all afternoon to see everything. We walked around the grounds, saw the beautiful gardens, the woods and best of all… rented ...