Ibis Blois Centre Chateau
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... started well sun out third day went on to Vouvray good site in middle of town quiet. Got bikes out Wednesday to go to Tours. Wine tasting at Chateau Moncontour in Vouvray ( Chris do you know them the guy knew of you? ) bought two bottles of wine. Been about 20 degrees so quite warm. First week over still learning. ...
... little market town. The weather didn't show up but I did get to see the Royal Chateux, a world heritage site. This was also the final resting place of Leonardo Da Vinci, who knew! I stayed in a great little hotel and wondered the town as the sun went down, out of season, its a ghost town but that's exactly what I needed, peace and quiet.
A when I tell people that I'm going to Blois, I generally got a pretty blank stare which, to honest I didn't know about it until Merinda said I was going there. Blois is located on the banks of the Loire river, south west of Paris. So, this little place that not many people have heard of, what was the reason for going there. Well, just a 20 minute train ride away to Amboise is the Château du Clos Luce, the place where Leonardo Da Vinci spent his last ...
... with dozens of stags with gilded heads and antlers of up to 3 metre spreads.
We met up with the rest of the team mid-afternoon at Blois, a lovely old town on the banks of the Loire. Getting to the Aire was interesting: our GPS took us right through the central shopping area - our first real taste of driving in heavy French traffic. We had a walk around the old part of the town, and admired the view out over the river from the gardens at the top of a hill behind the cathedral, ...
Next the drive to Amboise, Everyone seems to think its amazing me doing this on my own, but today I met a young couple with bicycles and trailers travelling with 3 toddlers and a tent they had come from the south of France and were planning to cycle to Austria WOW!
Visited the lovely home of Leonardo De Vinci, I loved it here and enjoyed seeing the gardens which had a number models of his inventions ...