Hotel Le Colombien
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After a lovely petite dejeuner at Hotel Diderot we set off under blue skies and the promise of a lovely day. As we had left the Loire a Velo route the previous day to deviate to Chinon we had to make our way back to it via the other side of the triangle and a hilly route out of town. Once we had left the town however, the route became reasonably …
... 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 ...
Our study abroad group took a trip to see Chenonceau, a beautiful castle on the Cher river. It was amazing to see in person and it might even be my new favorite castle over Villandry (the one with the gorgeous gardens). We took a tour of the castle, and after we had the opportunity to take a row boat out in the river. I went ...
Today we were lucky enough to see another beautiful chateau. I didn't realize how many castles there actually are in France, but there are thousands and its truly incredible. The name of this one is Chenonceaux and it is located on the Loire Valley. It is one of the most well known castles of the area and is the second most visited castle in France behind Versailles.
The bus ride there was incredibly fun. We were all so exhausted from our classes that day that we ...
... how beautiful they were. Azay-le-Rideau was having construction done so I didn't enjoy it quite as much. There was a lot of history to it, so naturally Lauren and I snuck away to get ice cream. (Il faisait très chaud, aussi) I posted a lot of pictures of the two Chateaux in my FaceBook album.
Today we had our written placement test for our July classes. I'm going to miss having class for just 2-3 hours and the rest of the day to explore!
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Le Colombien Villandry
Rustic hotel in heart of Villandry village and close to the chateau. Good restaurant. Nice place for overnight stay. .
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