Hotel Grand St. Michel
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On Monday we undertook another pretty long drive – this time from San Sebastian in Spain through to the Loire Valley in France. This means that we are now about 200km short of Paris.
The Loire Valley is the home of many large French Chateaux. This is where French royalty have lived and played for centuries.
Tonight we are …
On checking out of our hotel in Blois this morning we enquired where the closest supermarket was, but the reply came back, all closed today, public holiday! Can't believe how many public holidays they have over here! This one is called Victory in Europe Day and celebrates the end of hostilities in WW2 and the French people's freedom. It is the …
... individual coloured flower gardens were beautiful to see. The interior gives an insight into life for the very rich French families and many portraits and precious items were on show. I was taken with the floor of Delft tiles, imported from the Netherlands in their thousands! The round trip to see this was twenty miles and we had to go out later for cakes so a daily total of twenty-six miles.
... to have another bike-ride and persuaded Mike to accompany me and it was so nice (and flat). On our return it was time for beer and a take-away pizza followed by tarts we bought earlier (not getting our five a day). All the washing is dry and put away and I am already reading my third of seven books I brought with me and tomorrow the weather will be fine and we are off to see a vineyard.
... had been promised on accuweather). We had an emergency situation as we had no cakes for our dessert today so cycled into Cheverny where happily the pattisserie was still open. The weather forecast for tomorrow is for dry, sunny weather so it will be plan B for the laundry which I had planned for today. Also need shopping and have more chateaux to visit. So much France, so little time.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Grand St. Michel Chambord
Great place to stay overlooking the wonderful chateau. Old hunting lodge atmosphere with deer antlers on the walls and lots of pictures of deer and hunting scenes decorating the walls. Nice dining room with elegant atmosphere and good food. .
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