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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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When we arrived in Saumur, on the bank of the Loire River we had planned to visit the Office de Tourism to find accomodation, and hopefuly something self-catering, but the office was closed. We later found out it was bank holiday. However, thay provide such good services that there was an interactive screen so we could look up some hotels. We walked a short distance, along a main street where most of the shops were open and market ...
Today we said good bye to our French hosts and head to Tour for the night. I really wanted to spent at least one night here as I had built myself up to visiting while back home and I'm so glad we did. We arrived around lunch time and spent the afternoon wandering the streets and shopping, it is a beautiful town just like most in central France. I spend far too much shopping I think I am all shopped out now my bag ...
Took a taxi into the City of Tours to get our mini-bus tour of the chateaux. Started with a female guide and 4 Brazilians, swapped at lunch to a male French guide and 4 girls from Paraguay- maybe the Brazilians did not like us! First we went to Amboise. Beautiful chateau perched on the hill overlooking the centre of the town, where Leonardo Da Vinci is buried in a small chapel. Remodelled by Charles VIII in1492, over half has been removed over time, the bricks ...
... and peaceful house is set in Parc Leonardo Da Vinci. Here he finished work on his 3 favourite paintings, including the Mona Lisa. A copy of this hung in one of the rooms, much larger than the original that we hope to see next week. In the basement were numerous models of his inventions. The grounds and gardens were lovely, and more models were round every corner. Flying ...
... to be the "UK corner" as we had Scottish, Irish and English neighbours. After our shower and hair washing, we just had a lazy day reading again. Lovely. There was another terrific storm in the evening though.
It was rather cloudy start to today. However, I got the washing down before we went into town. We mooched around the market, getting some supplies then had lunch ...