Hotellerie Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud
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Travel Blogs from Fontevraud-l'Abbaye
... old (and abandoned) Troglodyte Farm. Really incredible the way people used the underground for their homes and some very clever techniques. Cheap too...if they had another baby they just dug out a room, and sold the stone for some cash! Easy! We eventually had to leave this little underground world and find a place to sleep for the night...needless to say dinner was not required! (Just another glass of ...
... restaurant near the chateau and a browse through the shops we were off again.....there was still daylight and sunshine and another chateau to find. Another hour away was Chateau de Chenonceau. The drive alone passing through the picturesque town of Blois and following the riverside was a treat. De Chenonceau is said to be one of the most elegant and unusual in the Loire Valley. Spanning the Cher river via a series of graceful arches set amid stunning gardens it ...
Decided on a circular trip taking in Chinon, Saumur and Tours. In Saumur parking was in short supply as it was market day but had a walk around town and lunch. On then way back to the car saw the guests at a wedding coming out onto the street so someone was definitely having a good day! Brief visit to Tours included a walk around the centre and ice ...
... John showed no
real interest in helping. Henry had already been laid to rest at
Fontevraud and Richard requested to be laid at the feet of his father,
so in the later years of her life Eleanor retreated to Fontevraud and
actually saw and gave approval to her tomb effigy. She commented on the
peon the face, the masterly folds in her garments and requested she be
represented holding her prayer book.
All up an impressive, if
highly dysfunctional ...
... spent the rest of the afternoon at the abbey of Fontevrauld. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I loved it. Simple, elegant, and packed full of rich history, both medieval and modern.
Now we're in a hotel outside Poitiers and, as it's late and we've another day of driving ahead of us, I will leave it there for now. Hopefully one of us will come back and fill in some of the details in the near future.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Business Services
- Free parking