Hotel Grand St. Michel
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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 …
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 …
... of the fences in front of some of the houses. It was so sweet and pretty! I loved it. We went to go into her house but our tickets were only for Versailles. But because they were closing up they let us scoot in for free which was great. We got to walk round the house and the gardens, past the temple of love (on lots of postcards) and the other various cottages in the area. I would have loved to spend more time there but we only had the golf cart for an hour so we had to ...
... catacombs of which were worth exploring. We ate dinner at an Italian restaurant in the middle of a plaza, where the locals were a little subdued, as the French football team had just been beaten in the world cup by Germany! Then we visited the Chateau Royal de Blois for the nightly son et lumiere (sound and light) show, which dramatically depicted the chateau's rather turbulent - and sometimes gory - history. By the time that was over, it was almost 11.30pm - a very late night for us!
... elegant castle spans the Cher River via a series of graceful arches, and is surrounded by beautiful formal gardens and landscaped parkland. The most unusual part is the 60 metre long window-lined Grand Gallerie spanning the river, which used to be the ballroom, and the scene - it is said - of many wild parties hosted by the chateau's owner Catherine de Medici in the 16th century. During WWII the Cher River marked ...
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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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