Le Grand Hotel de l'Abbaye
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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We set off early from Beaune to start the drive to the Loire Valley. Our first stop was Chateau de Chambord. This huge palace was first built by Francis I, King of France at the time that Henry VIII was King of England. Ben noticed that the castle had a moat and inside a special winding staircase (a double helix). On the ceiling, Ben and Jon noticed a fire breathing lizard (a salamander which was the emblem of Francis) and big letter ...
... on the banks of the Loire. It is the gardens that have made Villandry one of the biggest tourist attractions. As we wandered those magnificent gardens at no time did we feel we were surrounded by other tourists. The gardens are divided into seven sections - The Ornamental Garden, The Woods, the Water Garden, the Sun Garden, the Maze, the Herb Garden, the Kitchen Garden plus a grass tennis court and a children's area.
... menu at a restaurant in the main square. Back to the tent for rest and recuperation. Very hot and we are being irritated by thunderbugs or thrips. We were under no illusions when we started that things might not always go our way. The campsite is a bit of a letdown and the bugs are bugging us. We are going to move on early tomorrow to the north coast. Bread, cheese and saucisson for ...
... riding on the Loire a Velo bike path our fears were quickly dissipated once we discovered how good the signage was, we barely used the queue sheets during the ride. We stopped at Meung Sur Loire, a quaint town, for lunch at about 12:30. The chateau was closed and did not open for walking tours until 2pm. We chose not to wait for the gates to open and continued on our way to Beaugency. We could see dark clouds in the distance and ...
... to. The signs said "please do not excite the dogs" and I definitely understood why, when they all sprang into action as a large bird flew over their cage. It was really funny, to see over 100 hunting dogs at attention and baying. I can't imagine what an actual hunt is like with them!
I would have liked to visit Chenonceau, the chateau built above a river and inhabited by Catherine de Medici, but I couldn't figure out how to get there without a car. I'll have ...