Travel Blogs from Amboise
We had breakfast and then got chatting to the young man at reception, he told us about the water we had been wondering about, yesterday we were at a park and lots of old people and people in wheel chairs were around and going into a building to drink some water and they all had little brown basket handbags for their glass. If turns out that this …
to the lovely Blois this morning, although it was a little
disappointing as the 'Musee de Magic' was not open. Should have never
told Ella about it as it got her excited! (It was the former home of
the French 'Houdin' who the American Houdini got his name from. But
we ended up exploring all the quiet backstreets of Blois, very quiet
and built into the hills so many ...
up frosty and cold (trying to scrimp on what gas we have left!) we
got on the road to the biggest and best chateau of the Loire Valley:
Chambord! The pics say it for themselves really, but it was quite
amazing although very cold inside! They were not so clever as the
bigger the rooms/higher the roofs, the harder to heat! Was built in
the 15th ...
Once again a lazy start to the day but eventually we got on the road to Amboise! This is a very very pretty town with a lot more upmarket troglodyte living! Very hip. But the main highlight here was 'Clos Luce' Leonardo's last home for 3 years of his life which was a big ...
We wanted to keep it pretty simple today. A Quick drive by the lovely Saumur Chateau and a stop in a Winery. The Winery was EXCELLENT. Yet another bonus of the low season, had the winemaker to ourselves who showed us around...Ella even had a few glasses on grape juice on the house. Tried some lovely wines..and golly gosh it is not a tasting! Had I gone along with each of their bottles to try I ...