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Travel Blogs from Blois
... going up and down and
wonderfully preserved stately homes. Let down by the Musee we took
Ella to mcDonalds for Lunch and a Play...and of course free internet!
We were hoping to find a campsite tonight (as I smell) and found one
called 'Camping Ch-ti'mi'... And I think it was a joke as it was
really 'Camping ******** me' as we could not find it ANYWHERE! So the
Aires again it was!
... br> After this we went to a Chocolate Factory, Ella was totally inspired
and couldn't keep her eyes off the factory floor and the making of
chocolate bunnies. definitely a delicious stop. Amazing how much rain
there is around at the moment, all the rivers have burst their banks,
ditches are full etc, But thankfully we are high and dry in our
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 ...
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 ...
... br> - The Comte de Chambord (Count) owned the chateau from 1821 until 1883 but spent only 3 days there.
- The French Government bought the chateau in 1930.
- Chambord has its own Chapel and the architect of this Chapel was the same as for Versailles.
Chambord is quite an impressive chateau and the central double spiral staircase, possibly attributed to Leonardo da Vinci as designer, is most impressive. ...