Hotel Du Parc
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Awoke after a great sleep (single beds!) to the morning sun filtered by a sea haze over the vast mud flats - the delta of three rivers ending in the bay. Did a little exploring before having a shower and the bus crowds arriving . Then we had a good audio guide tour through and under the Abbey. So much history with vwrious building ...
... for it. The pools indoor and outdoor are the same inviting ones as before, they now have a water slide as well as a fitness room and other additions as well. One thing that had stayed the same was the warm welcome from Madam, once settled in and drank the fridge dry (almost!) we checked the temperature as it was hot, 34 deg, so once we had finished we went and had a shower to try and freshen up. I was tempted by the pool but put it off as ...
Today we decide to skip the ride and have a leisure day. After breakfast we headed off or a coffee then visited the Medieval castle of Chinon. This amazing castle built in the 11th century is just incredible. Joan of Arc stayed here and there is a monument in town dedicated to her. We relax at lunch tim at the hotel restaurant then head back to the room for a " ...
We got off to a late start today got some supplies for our picnic lunch such a great way to relax and enjoy the countryside while eating. Only about 12 Kim's to our first stop for a coffee. Only a few hills to climb it gets easier as the week goes on as your body adjusts a bit my legs are hurting a bit today. The group is split today some go off to see the Chateau Ussi we kept cycling to the next little town of Chinon. We had a great ride but are glad to be here ...
... and spent the next 5 days working our way through the country of chateaus and wine to the town of blois. Very well set up for riding with awesome paths. Rach and I off loaded a bit of weight to the others which made the going easy. Visited the chateau where di Vinci spent his last days and also chambord the daddy chateau of them all. Apparently just a "hunting lodge" though and the king barely stayed ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking