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A more relaxed start today as we left Orleans about 10am for Chateau de Chambord. This chateau is huge compared to others like Chenonceau. The buildings are located on a massive estate of 5440ha that is surrounded by a national park. There are 426 rooms, 282 fireplaces and 77 staircases. Not all the rooms are open for viewing, otherwise we ...
We woke this morning to thick fog and 3C - Paris humid and 32C seems a distant memory.
Loaded up with all fog lights blazing, we drove north & west on the autoroutes until we stopped for lunch at Chateau de Chenonceau.
The tree lined avenue was impressive and we were pleased with our first front-on view of the Chateau, but when ...
... centre for a bit, and up to the cathedral, really nice bakeries around here, that make really nice quiches and great coffee.
Wanted to get into Paris early so didn't stay long but I liked this place, really nice.
Watch out for the trams tho, they are real quiet.
... records and books for sale (and under one stall were 2 very old French horns and a bugle - pity I couldn't fit them into my case. And then came the food stall - fruits and veg, prosciutto, cold meats, breads, olives, candied nuts, etc. there was even escargot. the French are so polite - none of this crowding around the front of the stall to be served - they all line up in an orderly fashion and wait ever so patiently. There was a merry go round that puts the canberra one ...
... Chambord which surrounds the chateau, my imagination was in overdrive with thoughts of the forest being the Hundred Aker Wood where Christopher Robin and his friends lived. Strange the things you think about as you ride along!
Chambord is the largest and most recognisable of the Loire chateaux with its unique silhouette looking very imposing in the open surroundings. It is huge building with 426 rooms, 77 staircases and 282 fireplaces. It ...