Travel Blogs from Azay-sur-Indre
This beautiful castle built on the River Cher was home to five different ladies between 1499-1836; Diane De Poitiers, Catherine de Medici, Louise of Lorraine, Louise Dupin and Marguerite Pelouze. During the First World War, it served as a hospital. Although the crowds were large, we enjoyed seeing this charming and beautifully restored residence. We relished a lovely lunch on site after viewing the ...
We experienced a bit of difficulty with the language barrier yesterday. Amsterdam and Belgium are such small countries that almost every speaks English. In France, that's not the case. We had requested a GPS in the car at St. Pierre des Corps, which we didn't get. Neither did Enterprise have a map in English. Through trial and error, we ...
... wonderful friendly camping. The sun had come out and stayed for the rest of the day, so that was marvelous ! The first castle we wanted to visit was Azay le rideau, absolutely stunning from the outside and which we visited also inside. (Entrance 8 pp). After we had visited it we took it quite slow and we chilled for a bit and sat in the garden with a drink looking on the castle. Than we drove to the next village Langeais where we had a pretty good lunch. Then we had a look at the ...
... forests, flower, herb and vegetable gardens and fountains. It is said that there are 52 km of boxwood hedges through the Villandry Gardens and you can get a sense of how much trimming that would be in some of the photos we took today.
From there we went to the Château of 'Sleeping Beauty' where we toured towers, rooms and grounds of the ancient castle. For the short ...
... lookout/communication establishments. The original tunnels that we were permitted to go through had only recently been discovered as the result of a lost dog who found his way into them and this was the first year they had started to do presentations down in the cement rooms with walls 2 and 3 metres thick. They had been dug out and 22.5 tons of sand hand shovelled by volunteers in order to be hospitable ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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