Hotel de L'Europe
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Cash only at the B&B so off to the bank for the money. Our next stop Beauregard chateau, obligingly closed in the morning from , you guessed it October 1 , a pity because it was on out todo list but time did not permit a return.
Ambiose was a town with a nice chateau perched on a bluff above the Loire river , the view was worth the admission ticket alone .
Chenoncheau one of the 3 "C" big names was our final stop for the day quite magic , ...
... us to a great lunch at the local restaurant Le Vieux Puits. A very enjoyable couple of hours.
After this we had to make some distance and we rode to a city called Poitiers where we stayed for the night. Poitiers is a major university town.
During the evening we went for a few beers and actually found an Australian themed bar!
Miles today - 143
Total mileage so far - 2878
... however it is dull, tired and bleak and the grounds seem relatively neglected. We spent only an hour here and it is a reminder to us that we have seen enough chateaux and fortresses for one holiday. We then made our way into Tours for dinner. Tours appealed as it has quite an attractive city eating area. However the modern trams and the GPS made getting into the centre a little ...
... going back to the time of Henry II and Francois1 in 1500s.. We then went to Place du Clos-Luce, the home of Leonard de Vinci for the last 3 years of his life. Just 400 metres from Amboise chateaux and in a beautiful garden setting. The basement is given over to models of Leonardo's inventions. Later that afternoon we went to Chateau Chenoneau and it must easily be the most impressive of the 100+ ...
... in Europe and view 360-degree sights of Paris. We had only 40 minutes here, but the experience was terrific and really helped us get our bearings for our 3-night stay in Paris.
After that it was onto a Canal boat cruise along the Seine River and the views were again lovely. This boat carried many passengers and we were fortunate John was able to position us in a great spot on the boat.
The weather had turned threatening and we were on the top ...