Hotel Val De Loire
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... because an adapted version of them we have today! Da Vince never actually manufactured any of his inventions because he was so busy designing new ones. But, a company called IBM took Leonardo's designs, followed them precisely and made models of what they would have looked like had Leonardo made them! Some ideas you may recognize include a parachute, circular life buoy, flippers, a military tank and even a 3 wheeled car! Pretty amazing!
Took a taxi into the City of Tours to get our mini-bus tour of the chateaux. Started with a female guide and 4 Brazilians, swapped at lunch to a male French guide and 4 girls from Paraguay- maybe the Brazilians did not like us! First we went to Amboise. Beautiful chateau perched on the hill overlooking the centre of the town, where Leonardo Da Vinci is buried in a small chapel. Remodelled by Charles VIII in1492, over half has been removed over time, the bricks ...
... and peaceful house is set in Parc Leonardo Da Vinci. Here he finished work on his 3 favourite paintings, including the Mona Lisa. A copy of this hung in one of the rooms, much larger than the original that we hope to see next week. In the basement were numerous models of his inventions. The grounds and gardens were lovely, and more models were round every corner. Flying ...
It was with some regret that we had to leave Tours this morning. The nature of bike touring requires us to wake up early every day, have the luggage packed and in the lobby of the hotel before 9:45am, and ideally on your way to your next destination before 10am. We really liked Tours and wanted to stay a few more days to explore the city some more, but the luggage is moving tot the next hotel and ...
Wednesday 9/17 - We took the TGV from Annecy to Paris and then got on another train to Amboise. We arrived in Amboise around 3:00. The Hotel Bellevue is about a 10 - 12 minute walk from the train station. After checking in we dropped our bags and headed into town to familiarize ourselves with the downtown area. Along the way we stopped at the TI and booked a full day Chateaux excursion for Friday. We finished the ...