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This beautiful castle built on the River Cher was home to five different ladies between 1499-1836; Diane De Poitiers, Catherine de Medici, Louise of Lorraine, Louise Dupin and Marguerite Pelouze. During the First World War, it served as a hospital. Although the crowds were large, we enjoyed seeing this charming and beautifully restored residence. We relished a lovely lunch on site after viewing the ...
We experienced a bit of difficulty with the language barrier yesterday. Amsterdam and Belgium are such small countries that almost every speaks English. In France, that's not the case. We had requested a GPS in the car at St. Pierre des Corps, which we didn't get. Neither did Enterprise have a map in English. Through trial and error, we ...
The guy from the camping was a fan of old Citroëns and you'd find them parked around the camping side. Old pictures showed his organized meetings for old timers in the recent years and some of the campers came with their camping cars or caravans pulled with an old timer - fun !! As it was raining a little again but it seemed to get better so we went to visit a small town called Chinon about a half an hour away. There was a market of the Middle Ages with all kinds of hand made ...
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Today we visited a total of four castles (but only technically went into two of them - still a significant feat). The first Château we visited was by the finest of the four by far. Although we didn't go in the castle itself, the gardens, which the property is most renowned for, provided us with hours of wandering around the ...
In order to see a bit more of the area, and rather than taking our van off site, we decided to hire a car from the Renault garage opposite the campsite. We did this last year and found that it was cheaper to hire a car than two bicycles! It was only €25 for the day and we shared the cost with Brenda and Alex. Tim and Maggie did the same and shared with June and Arthur. We all met up at the Chateau D'Azay-Le-Rideau, about 30km from the site. There was plenty of parking near to ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed