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Travel Blogs from La Ferte-Saint-Aubin
... going up and down and
wonderfully preserved stately homes. Let down by the Musee we took
Ella to mcDonalds for Lunch and a Play...and of course free internet!
We were hoping to find a campsite tonight (as I smell) and found one
called 'Camping Ch-ti'mi'... And I think it was a joke as it was
really 'Camping ******** me' as we could not find it ANYWHERE! So the
Aires again it was!
up frosty and cold (trying to scrimp on what gas we have left!) we
got on the road to the biggest and best chateau of the Loire Valley:
Chambord! The pics say it for themselves really, but it was quite
amazing although very cold inside! They were not so clever as the
bigger the rooms/higher the roofs, the harder to heat! Was built in
the 15th ...
... largest and most majestic castle of the Loire valley, Chambord Castle was commissioned as a hunting lodge by François I. However he only spent 42 days of his 32-year reign in this royal residence. The 365 chimneys, 440 rooms, 14 staircases and 800 turrets and capitals give an insight of the magnificent period architecture. The main attraction remains the intricate "double revolution" staircase attributed to Leonardo de Vinci. CHEVERNY CASTLE: The ...
... in the morning as one might think though with sensible European time at 0830. 0950 now and we are sitting in the sun, albeit inside after our usual breakfast and coffee, no croissant this morning just good old French chocolate spread on baguette! An Aire full of English motorhomes this time and all heading South except Sue and I with ...
... Catherine ruled France as regent from her study at Chenonceau. She had the extension built over the river so there could be a ballroom for royal events.The owner of the chateau during the French revolution saved the chapel from being destroyed by using it as firewood storage. The grounds and gardens are lovely, and the sun appeared while we were there.
We spend the night in Amboise. We have dinner at a local restaurant and I order what I gather is a mixed grill, ...