Ibis Blois Vallee Maillard
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... an entire meal, and dinner isn't too much later!
One group member sensibly begs off dinner, but the rest of us soldier on - forcing ourselves to enjoy the following menu: Entree: Red mujllet fillet with crispy skin, beans with chorizo bellota sauce. Main: Saddle & Sweetbread of lamb with scallions and potatoes, anchoiade dip. Dessert: Rose macaroon with red fruits, figs and mirabelle plums, honey and thyme sorbet. Such torture! :-)
Today is dedicated to da Vinci, who lived the last three years of his life at Clos Luce, and who is buried at Amboise Castle. We start with a visit to Clos Luce, built in 1471 and home of Leonardo da Vinci from 1516 until his death on May 2, 1519. He was the guest of King Francois I, who made this residence available to him plus a generous annual stipend in order that Leonardo would be free ...
... with truffled artichokes, spinach, sauce with Touraine saffron. Dessert: Green apple & Carambar candy, King of the Pippins candied with ginger. With the dessert come a plate of bite-sized cream puffs, chocolate mounds, and a drink made with fresh strawberries.
Everyone is delighted with the chateau, and from the first moment we can tell we are going to be great friends as we "tastefully" eat and drink our way through the Loire Valley!
... It was a bit hit and miss before we found cycle path number 4. Once on the path and after few wrong turns where signage was dubious, we arrived at the Chateau around midday. We settled down under a big shady tree (the temp by this time 28 degrees) and relaxed with the quiches and fruit we had bought earlier. The chateau lands were purchased by Henri Hurault,, Comte de Cheverny, a lieutenant-general and military ...
... 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, ...