Ibis Blois Centre Chateau
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... make a quick program change and hop in taxis to the nearby Chateau de Villandry with incredible gardens. Everyone is delighted with the decision, and we get plenty of exercise climbing and walking in this expansive locale.
All benefit of exercise is erased, however, as we return to Tours for a stop at a wine cellar where we taste not only the fruits of the vine, but also local delicacies of cured meats and cheeses, with delicious bread. It ...
... have upgraded to deluxe rooms and junior suites. All are spectacular, and some have views of the castle, and others have views of the Loire River.
A quick run into town for purchases of scarves and chocolate, plus a needed shot of caffeine. This evening we celebrate the birthday of one of our tour members. Not likely that Tom will ever forget this celebration in this special place!
... informative, filling us in on the history of the region and the sights as we drive another 20 km to the town of Amboise.
We reach our chateau at about 6:30pm, and take time to freshen up before meeting for our welcome party in the beautiful lounge. After introductions we proceed to dinner which is a culinary delight. Entree: Quail and Foie gras terrine with spiced bread, marmalade with buckwheat and red currants. Main course: Fillet of ...
... picnic dinner beer.
Thursday: We awoke to another lovely morning and got ourselves sorted for our bike ride to Chateau Cheverny. We collected our bikes, helmets, pannier and repair kit and again we were back on the bikes. It all looked simple from the cycling map just follow path number 4 - so off we went. First stop a patisserie and fruit shop to buy our picnic lunch to have at Chateau Cheverny (thanks for the ...
... later, it had 440 rooms, 365 fireplaces and 84 staircases, including a fabulous central double-helix staircase reputedly designed by Leonardo Da Vinci. Interestingly, the king found the place too draughty, and spent only 42 nights there during the whole of his 32 year reign! The crowning glory of this château is its incredible rooftop: a Tolkienesque jumble of peaks, cupolas, domes, spires and chimneys, all created out of stone and slate. Charlie was particularly taken with the trophy ...