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to the lovely Blois this morning, although it was a little
disappointing as the 'Musee de Magic' was not open. Should have never
told Ella about it as it got her excited! (It was the former home of
the French 'Houdin' who the American Houdini got his name from. But
we ended up exploring all the quiet backstreets of Blois, very quiet
and built into the hills so many ...
A really good night's sleep ended with a drizzly morning. It was a day of showers and sunshine with some heavy rain thrown in.
And the sensor light reappeared. Just about the same area as last year, it lit up. We are used to it - it will get done again when we get home, but until then we carry on as normal.
And then the news on twitter and Facebook that the school would be closed ...
... in one day, we arrive at Chateau Chenonceau....OMG incredible grounds, walking up a long tree lined path and there it is, built on top of a river. Just amazing. The château was built on the River Cher, sometime before its first mention in writing in the 11th century. It was designed by the French Renaissance architect Philibert de l'Orme. It has the most stunning fresh floral arrangements on display within the actual Chateau. They talk about the chateau being the ...
... will become lifelong friends I'm sure :)
A late start tomorrow so we're planning on sleeping in for a change before we hit the bus again for another adventure...
PS. I must tell you about our group...we picked up our Italian bus driver and were hoping for an Italian stallion but got a buffed Danny Divito instead! Great driver...speaks several languages...is a pilot and Gondolier to boot! No English though so ...
... was just amazing: vegetable and flower beds, all in geometrical patterns, ponds, water features, tunnels, bridges, tree lined avenues etc
Last Chateau; Chenonceau: 16th century. We were wowed by it's elegance over the Cher river, this one is supposedly the toast of the Loire valley and hundreds of tourists had also heard this. Absolutely beautiful gardens, and ...