Auberge de la Maille d'Or
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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Concierge desk
- Room service
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Non-smoking rooms
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We set off early from Beaune to start the drive to the Loire Valley. Our first stop was Chateau de Chambord. This huge palace was first built by Francis I, King of France at the time that Henry VIII was King of England. Ben noticed that the castle had a moat and inside a special winding staircase (a double helix). On the ceiling, Ben and Jon noticed a fire breathing lizard (a salamander which was the emblem of Francis) and big letter ...
... see photo) and is surrounded by a cloister of lime trees. Each winter, the 1,015 lime trees on the estate take a team of four gardeners three months to prune. 115,000 flowers and vegetables are planted out each year. What was really lovely was that the plants were labelled which made it so much more interesting. We did think of our friends Deb and George J and nephew Tim as we wandered through the gardens.
We then made our way ...
... past and went into one of the cubicles. Sue was following me and I heard her ask if the toilets were open. On being told "Non!" she had to go about a hundred yards to search for the only other block on site. Other campers were also wandering round like there was a treasure hunt going on. I've always said "it's easier to get forgiveness than permission." It's a good example! What a ...
... it would rain soon, so we pedalled hard to get to our destination before the rain would start. The path followed a farm on one side and park on the other side closer to the river. This area was swampy and the path was covered in swarms of small bugs. We were pelted by bugs for 10km, my legs and arms were covered in small bugs that stuck to my sweaty hairy skin. Helen got some bugs in her ear that buzzed loudly and she killed it ...
... of watch-maker, inventor and conjurer Jean Eugene Robert Houdin - on the hour, dragons emerge roaring and puffing smoke from the windows. The great Harry Houdini evidently named himself after Houdin.
We spent 2 nights at the Hotel le Monarque..not intended, but we woke to a very grey sky rain and cold! We really enjoyed our stay in Blois, the cafe’s, plat de jour and wine - c’est bon!