Hotel Des Vieux Fosses
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... supposed to be green, is it?) But we arrived at our B&B in one piece and wow... It is so beautiful! It's like a fairy tale house! Day 1 in the Loire we drove to Villandry for the day. We did the tour of the castle but it was the gardens that were the highlight. The vast land surrounding the castle is covered with gardens of flowers, vegetables, herbs, trees, and shrubs, all laid out in intricate geometric patterns. Yvon made friends, er, make that enemies, with ...
... in a huge estate, Europe's largest park of over 5,440 hectares and enclosed by a wall 32k long. It has been on UNESCO's World's heritage list since 1981.
The building of the chateau commenced in 1519 for King Francis 1 who intended it to be a hunting lodge but he only spent a total of 72 days in it and never saw his project completed. At his death in 1547 only the keep and the royal wing had been completed. It was his son Henry II, and later ...
... 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 ...
... with roses. You then climbed up through an old tower structure to a huge terrace, part of which was a beautiful sloped herb and perennial garden. We met the gardener, who even though it was a Saturday was strolling around in his uniform keeping an eye on things. And we watched wedding photos being taken in the rose garden with the official photographer perched in the terrace wall high above yelling various instructions, then "Une, deux, trois - cheese!" Quite ...
... I have no internet. I try the French couple parked next to us. They fiddle about with it, but, seem to think it has not worked.
I cycle the 2 miles back down the road to McDonalds, to use their Wifi to do my essential banking transaction.
When I get back, I fiddle around some more with the Orange SIM card, suddenly, it works, problem is, I do not know what I did to make it work!
Turns out, that was a false alarm, still not working!
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