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We set off early from Beaune to start the drive to the Loire Valley. Our first stop was Chateau de Chambord. This huge palace was first built by Francis I, King of France at the time that Henry VIII was King of England. Ben noticed that the castle had a moat and inside a special winding staircase (a double helix). On the ceiling, Ben and Jon noticed a fire breathing lizard (a salamander which was the emblem of Francis) and big letter ...
... see photo) and is surrounded by a cloister of lime trees. Each winter, the 1,015 lime trees on the estate take a team of four gardeners three months to prune. 115,000 flowers and vegetables are planted out each year. What was really lovely was that the plants were labelled which made it so much more interesting. We did think of our friends Deb and George J and nephew Tim as we wandered through the gardens.
We then made our way ...
... past and went into one of the cubicles. Sue was following me and I heard her ask if the toilets were open. On being told "Non!" she had to go about a hundred yards to search for the only other block on site. Other campers were also wandering round like there was a treasure hunt going on. I've always said "it's easier to get forgiveness than permission." It's a good example! What a ...
... they got planning permission! Came back via the Super U. Cooked goats cheese wrapped in pancetta drizzled with olive oil and honey on a bruschetta.. Went for a swim and then read my book for a couple of hours in the sun. It's a hard life! Reading in Daily Mail on line about trouble at Calais. I hope that it will be sorted by next week. We are booked in at a campsite for the last few days at Sangatte. It was cheap but got very good reviews on Somalian ...
... was a real bonus find. It didn't show up in any of our guides but was the nearest place to our accommodation for eating so we arrived around 5pm to look around. The place that Joan of Arc was captured before being taken to Orleans to be burned, it had plenty of statues and references to her life around the town. We walked the streets and enjoyed the little canals and flower boxes that were to be the trade mark of this region. All ...
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