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Another gloriously sunny day in central France that we started out with a different kind of tour, 18 holes of golf at Club de Cheverny (http://www.golf-cheverny.com/?lang=en) Our tee time was at 11:00am and the course was wide open so they were able to get us out a bit early.
For those of you wondering, we did not take our clubs. We brought about a dozen golf balls, our golf shoes and gloves, and a few tee's. So now the stage has been set ...
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
We had a lovely day today visiting two fabulous Loire valley Chateaux. The first was Chateau de Chemonceau and the second was Chateau de Chaumont. They were set in fabulous river side settings with stunning gardens. We couldn't believe how many fairytale Chateaux there are in such close proximity. We could have spent days here just exploring ...
... bitten to pieces by midges). Despite trying to creep carefully, still no joy of spotting anything other than giant slugs galore!
A lovely meal out at one of the 2 Logis in Salbris, the Dauphin, where our hostess graciously whizzed around tables of mainly Dutch and English, patiently answering our questions in French, even complimenting us on our attempts at ...
... lost on some very minor country roads and were about to despair at making any progress when we literally stumbled on a major new motorway which whizzed us to Orleans and south to the Loire, arriving early evening at gite no.3. Set in it's own little forest with the delightful elderly owners living in the 'big house' it is spacious and peaceful. ...