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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 ...
... and army presence.
After repacking our bags back in the cottage, we settled down for our last casual dinner, with wines from the Loire Valley.
We have had a wonderful holiday and hope we have not bored you too much. We find keeping this blog is a good reminder for us of all the fun we have enjoyed and it seems to be a good way to keep in touch while travelling.
Au Revoir! See you all soon.
Ivor and ...
One of the important things about choosing the emplacement at the campsite is how near the toilets are from your pitch. Our toilets and showers are about 15 yards away. Pretty close! So this morning I was lying in bed listening to Today holding tight so as not to disturb Sue. Couldn't wait any more and dashed out of the tent only to find that the toilets were closed for cleaning. I ...
Well i was warmer last night. I put extra insulation between me and the bed. Lovely morning. Went to Chambord Castle. It is a huge place with lots going on. We walked around the main building but didn't go inside. I don't think we would have appreciated it fully as the tour guides only spoke rapid French. The building is very beautiful and has a huge number of turrets. When you look at the castle, the turrets (although very ornate) are really random. You ...
... her finger in her ear. We arrived in Beaugency and found our hotel at 2pm, but could not go to our room as it was being cleaned. All the stores were closed from 12pm to 2:30pm so we toured the city for an hour, then finally got to check in to our room at 3pm to wash off the bugs stuck all over our bodies. Lesson learned, all the stores are closed for lunch from 12pm to 2:30pm and don't rush to your hotel before 3pm. ...
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