Hotel Balzac

47 Rue De La Scellerie, Tours, Loire Valley, Centre, 37000, France | Hotel
 

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The First of the Chateaux‏

A travel blog entry by mandyandcharlie

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... windows and lots of decorative stonework. It was built in the 1500's by courtiers of King Francois 1, and sits in a lovely landscaped park. We were fortunate that there were not too many people there, which meant we got to have a good look round.
Unfortunately it was a different story in the afternoon when we visited the chateau at Chenonceau. It is one of the most popular chateaux in the Loire, and you can see ...

Chenonceau

A travel blog entry by lkeller

Our study abroad group took a trip to see Chenonceau, a beautiful castle on the Cher river. It was amazing to see in person and it might even be my new favorite castle over Villandry (the one with the gorgeous gardens). We took a tour of the castle, and after we had the opportunity to take a row boat out in the river. I went ...

Les Chateux de La Loire

A travel blog entry by diana.peller

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... in the very back singing songs the whole time. Anna even thanked us for our lovely concert...I should probably become a singer now.
After viewing the castle, which Anna Norris's daughter showed us (she is super nice), we were able to take a paddle boat around the castle (and under). Of course Erin, Caroline, Devon, Dana and I were all up for this idea but we didn't realize how hard it would be. We divided in groups of 3 and Erin and I ended up being the ...

Week 4...wrapping it up

A travel blog entry by aprilmaeeads

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... the house (a married couple from Denmark named Lief and Lillian, and a Swede named Freddy) went wine tasting. We missed the tour in English, but enjoyed the trip none the less. I bought a bottle of petillant (pronounced pet-ee-yant) for us for dinner, a specialty of the region. The wine was a sparkling demi-sec and went well with our dinner of croque monsieurs and haddock. Francoise toasted to me, and said, "Je te penserai..." which means, ...

Tours

A travel blog entry by pcopperfield

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Spent the morning doing done housekeeping tasks. Wash and dried our clothes at the laundry. Visited the cathedral in Tours while the washing was being dried. Went to post office to send some things home by post including some excess clothes, gifts, etc. Deborah done some shopping for Kerry-Anne and Scott. We went to the Tourist Information Centre to get some direction on ...

Location

This hotel, located on 47 Rue De La Scellerie, Tours, is near Musée des Beaux-Arts, Prieure de Saint-Cosme, Musee du Gemmail, and Didier Champalou.
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