Hotel Balzac

47 Rue De La Scellerie, Tours, Loire Valley, Centre, 37000, France | Hotel
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Da Vinci and Wine

A travel blog entry by browntravelco


Once again a lazy start to the day but eventually we got on the road to Amboise! This is a very very pretty town with a lot more upmarket troglodyte living! Very hip. But the main highlight here was 'Clos Luce' Leonardo's last home for 3 years of his life which was a big ...

Lazy Days

A travel blog entry by browntravelco


We wanted to keep it pretty simple today. A Quick drive by the lovely Saumur Chateau and a stop in a Winery. The Winery was EXCELLENT. Yet another bonus of the low season, had the winemaker to ourselves who showed us around...Ella even had a few glasses on grape juice on the house. Tried some lovely wines..and golly gosh it is not a tasting! Had I gone along with each of their bottles to try I ...


A travel blog entry by ktmack


We had a lovely time in Amboise, very relaxing for Christmas. Recapping the last 10 days... The journey over was incredibly long. All up, with transit times and the car trip from Paris to Amboise, it was about 32 hours. We had some sleep on the flights but not much, so we were all shattered when we got took a few days to recover. I've never really suffered jet lag in this direction before, another new experience! Likewise, the very short days ...

Day 21

A travel blog entry by lindeelee


... my hand bag playing the can can! Trace had lost me LOL.... got a few strange looks and just pretented it wasn't me - funny!

A long day exploring Tours on foot, we were pretty tired so headed to a Chinese/Japanese restaurant which was just a couple of doors down. It was surprisingly nice! Yeah I know weird food day today in France.

Back home and a lovely long soak in the bath!

Happy BIG 50 deear Glen, lovely talking to you today xx

Amboise to Tours to Vichy

A travel blog entry by gregandjacq


Up to another magic day.
Breakfast and a walk around the town of Amboise with Jeff before heading off.
Jeff and I bumped into Gary from Bendigo - an Accountant who has a place in France and spends a few months here each year - what a lifestyle!
Apparently the French Govt is really making foreign ownership tough (and very expensive with taxes), so Gary said many foreigners are selling up and fewer are buying.
There ...


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