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... He painted for them for years. Suddenly, the French king at the time, King Francois I decided to take over Italy. Life was starting to get rough for all Italians so Francois wrote a letter to Leonardo and asked him to come to France for a kingly sum of money as well as a position painting. Leonardo obliged and setting off by donkey with a suitcase full of his things as well as 3 paintings he began his journey over the Alps. When he got ...
Took a taxi into the City of Tours to get our mini-bus tour of the chateaux. Started with a female guide and 4 Brazilians, swapped at lunch to a male French guide and 4 girls from Paraguay- maybe the Brazilians did not like us! First we went to Amboise. Beautiful chateau perched on the hill overlooking the centre of the town, where Leonardo Da Vinci is buried in a small chapel. Remodelled by Charles VIII in1492, over half has been removed over time, the bricks ...
... and peaceful house is set in Parc Leonardo Da Vinci. Here he finished work on his 3 favourite paintings, including the Mona Lisa. A copy of this hung in one of the rooms, much larger than the original that we hope to see next week. In the basement were numerous models of his inventions. The grounds and gardens were lovely, and more models were round every corner. Flying ...
... a nice dinner at La Reserve.
Thursday 9/18 - today is our big sightseeing day in Amboise. The 1st order of business was to visit the Chateau Royal d'Amboise - this late 15th century chateau was the favored royal residence of Charles VIII.
After our chateau tour, we wandered through the narrow little streets and alleys of Amboise. We stopped for some lunch a great little sandwich shop. In ...
Today was our final day of riding - a circular ride through the vineyards of Crissay-sue-Manse and back to Chinon. It was another hot night and an early morning start. The breakfast routine which had developed over the week involved Anne, Clive and myself meeting up coincidentally around 7am and then Sigrid joining us not long after. The others then wandered in at various times after. While getting our bikes set up and assembling as a ...
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