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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Pets allowed
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... food (bread, berries, cheese, paella, samosas, dried sausages, wine) and had a little picnic in the courtyard in Chris's building. It was really nice out, but so windy. But in the courtyard we were sheltered from the wind quite a bit which was nice. The food was delicious. From there me and mike went to the chateau and did a little tour. It's absolutely gigantic. We toured maybe a 1/3 of the entire palace and only one floor. There was a lot of history ...
... well groomed or as large as Versailles, but this was the country home of kings, not a formal palace from which they conducted business. You can see from the pictures that it is lavishly decorated in French style with no surface left unembellished. We enjoyed touring this chateau because it was not as crowded as Versailles but the audio tour was well done ...
Today we decide to go to Italy taking the slow way over the mountains. We drive on the Autobahn and then go up over the Gotthard. We stop quickly a the Devils Bridge and once we reach the top Dad takes us into one of the famous WWII fortress. The swiss recon those bunkers saved them from being invaded by Hitler. We play around with some machine guns and a very big gun which ...
... from a distance to avoid passing on our bugs).
The TGV was on time, and in French tradition we scrambled aboard as the conductor blew his whistle while Ron was still on the platform trying to get past people milling about. The train was clean, quite modern, two level carriages and we were seated in the top level. I had some confusion with seat numbers and discovered that a girl was sitting in my seat but as there were spare seats we chose another. However ...
... again, it's a huge palace. We found it hard to comprehend the massiveness of the place and the gardens are just ridiculously huge! There are acres of gardens and water features that extend for a mile, literally. There are English meadow gardens and Parterre gardens, the wooded gardens and then we found a secret garden, about 30metres square and this was undergoing some renovations, but all the more interesting because it was ...