L'Abbaye de Pontlevoy
- Multilingual staff
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
- High-speed internet in room
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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Another gloriously sunny day in central France that we started out with a different kind of tour, 18 holes of golf at Club de Cheverny (http://www.golf-cheverny.com/?lang=en) Our tee time was at 11:00am and the course was wide open so they were able to get us out a bit early.
For those of you wondering, we did not take our clubs. We brought about a dozen golf balls, our golf shoes and gloves, and a few tee's. So now the stage has been set ...
Through Blois to chateau.
International garden festival
Beautiful gardens in grounds
Some didnt live up to description, a bit like some modern art
Moss garden - reminded me of alpine & gravel garden at Wairoa Street
Sculptures in parkland
Bit of a sleep in
Missed breakfast but did get cuppa & toast
Off to Chambord
Immense walled park -bigger than centre of Paris
Impressive sight when see chateau come into view
Huge, amazing, show of power, crazy roofline
Double spiral staircase
Sandwich - not so quick after all
Chambord liquer.. yum! Cute bottle
We started out the day with a drive to Amboise where our hosts had told us they have a large outdoor market on Sundays. We found the location with ease and the only challenge seemed to lie ahead of us....parking. To our delight a car pulled out of a prime location just as our search began.
After wandering about through the the town a bit we headed towards the banks of the river Cher where rows of tents were set up housing all ...
... and all went to a creperie that was decorated like a house. It looked exactly like what you would think Betsey Johnson's house would look like. There was a table on top of a bathtub, tables made out of bed, and even the faucet in the bathroom was made out of an old vacuum! Très super! After that we all went our separate ways. Whitney and I got to spend our afternoon sitting by the Loire and eating Speculoos (like a peanut butter but made of graham crackers, soooo good). It was ...