Hotel La Pyramide
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... for over 500 years. Still on sight are over a hundred hunting dogs (hounds) used occasionally for hunting in the nearby forests (and delighting the tourists). They are really quite impressive. The hounds are between 80-100 pounds each, bay whenever excited and fun to see.
Finished the the day back in Couffy in our small apartment where we have been staying the last four days. A few leftovers and dessert and another great day touring France.
Through Blois to chateau.
International garden festival
Beautiful gardens in grounds
Some didnt live up to description, a bit like some modern art
Moss garden - reminded me of alpine & gravel garden at Wairoa Street
Sculptures in parkland
Bit of a sleep in
Missed breakfast but did get cuppa & toast
Off to Chambord
Immense walled park -bigger than centre of Paris
Impressive sight when see chateau come into view
Huge, amazing, show of power, crazy roofline
Double spiral staircase
Sandwich - not so quick after all
Chambord liquer.. yum! Cute bottle
... and spinach. Third course was a cheese sampling and the last course, desert was a blueberry chocolate mousse with a raspberry sorbet. (Checkout the pictures with a better description, great lunch).
Lunch finished up in about two hours then we went back outside to complete our tour with a trip through the garden maze. At the location we entered you could take a right or left into the maze. Kathy's competitive nature kicked in and she challenged Jerry to a race ...
... town, and rode an extra 3 or 4 kms. Surely we'll get it right sooner or later. At least it's not as bad as being lost in a car, and trying to manoeuvre in traffic. Blois is quite a big city, probably similar size to Ballarat, and has the mandatory chateau, perched high above the town. They must have had plenty of time in the 10th century, as the rock walls are about 50 mts high. Would have taken years. Wouldn't have suited me, I want it done today, and finished tonight. ...