Auberge de Launay
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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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 ...
... turned into evening we were sitting munching away on our evening meal of pasta and a rather nice cheesy French sauce, with slices of this lunchtimes left over huge mutant baguette, having sipped a couple of cold ones and opened a bottle of France's finest (well cheap plonk) when we heard him ask, I think it's about time for a beer, ooooo yes please she replied but could I also have a carrot, Andy nearly spat his wine out and I ...
... was there, this one looked okay but not worth spending more money on to go and visit inside so we drove to our last one which was Villandry built in 1536 and the last of the big castles build in the renaissance time along the Loire. Again extremely beautiful with a big beautiful French garden. Food for lots of pictures again .... After a couple of hours walking through the gardens and visiting the different floors with rooms we walked out of this beautiful place and drove back to the ...
... we spent outside, we were bombarded with rain torrents that would force us to shelter where ever we could, whether it were the wine cellar caves, stables or Sleeping Beauty's tower.
On our return home, we stopped over on the side of the road to take some more pictures of the sunflowers, which were quite magnificent, despite having been rained on for a while in the ...