Hotel Du Parc
Travel Blogs from Joue-Les-Tours
This beautiful castle built on the River Cher was home to five different ladies between 1499-1836; Diane De Poitiers, Catherine de Medici, Louise of Lorraine, Louise Dupin and Marguerite Pelouze. During the First World War, it served as a hospital. Although the crowds were large, we enjoyed seeing this charming and beautifully restored residence. We relished a lovely lunch on site after viewing the ...
We experienced a bit of difficulty with the language barrier yesterday. Amsterdam and Belgium are such small countries that almost every speaks English. In France, that's not the case. We had requested a GPS in the car at St. Pierre des Corps, which we didn't get. Neither did Enterprise have a map in English. Through trial and error, we ...
The guy from the camping was a fan of old Citroëns and you'd find them parked around the camping side. Old pictures showed his organized meetings for old timers in the recent years and some of the campers came with their camping cars or caravans pulled with an old timer - fun !! As it was raining a little again but it seemed to get better so we went to visit a small town called Chinon about a half an hour away. There was a market of the Middle Ages with all kinds of hand made ...
... forests, flower, herb and vegetable gardens and fountains. It is said that there are 52 km of boxwood hedges through the Villandry Gardens and you can get a sense of how much trimming that would be in some of the photos we took today.
From there we went to the Château of 'Sleeping Beauty' where we toured towers, rooms and grounds of the ancient castle. For the short ...
... br> Upon our arrival in the valley, we were greeted by a lovely couple and spent the remainder of the lit hours outside eating a very late dinner and playing soccer and throwing around our glow in the dark frisbee.
We also, for the first time ever spent an unconventional amount of time on Youtube watching parodies of hilarious viral videos which entertained us for far longer than it should have.
Other places to stay in Joue-Les-Tours
Allee Andre Malraux, Joue-Les-Tours | 3 star hotelfrom $134
75, boulevard Jean Jaures, Joue-Les-Tours | 2 star hotelfrom $103
Route de Chinon Avenue du Lac les BretonniÃ¨res, Joue-Les-Tours | 2 star hotelfrom $48
4 et 8 rue Edouard Branly, Joue-Les-Tours | 3 star hotelfrom $76
Route de Chinon / Avenue du Lac, Joue-Les-Tours | 2 star hotelfrom $67
8 Avenue du Lac, Joue-Les-Tours | Hotelfrom $89
6 Rue Raymond Poincare, Joue-Les-Tours | 2 star hotelfrom $85
188 boulevard Jean Jaures, Joue-Les-Tours | Hotelfrom $51
6 Avenue Du Lac, Joue-Les-Tours | 2 star hotelfrom $93