Hotel de la Cognette
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... been restored. One very french garden was designed by the mistress and one very Italian garden by the Queen. This castle was often called the "Ladies Castle."
The afternoon was free time so we toured Leonardo da Vinci's home where he lived the last several years of his life. In this château was an exhibit presented by IBM where they had taken several of his drawings and make the machines they represented.
Today through the story of ...
... such a lovely few weeks together. I had an aborted attempt to sort out the broken sat nav and radio with Europcar (numerous calls had given no joy so we had thought in person might be easier, but no) and picked up the boys from Fontainebleau again. At this point my phone (with off line navigation) was running low on battery and so we managed ...
... is little doubt how he would have painted them... We are breaking our journey to Cambrai at Bourges. It is much further east than we have ever been in the Loire. We thought it might be an industrial town (boring Bourges) as it is off the usual tourist itinerary. We had no idea it was a world heritage site and are delighted by its unexpected architecture. Just opposite the hotel where we are staying, there is a walled market, a mass of ...
... to explore Bourges on Sunday. It was worthwhile, as we had the chance to explore the Bourges Cathedral and the old town itself. There are many sections of the town which date from the medieval times, with wooden framed houses down most lane ways. It is a town of about 66,000 friendly people. We found a wide choice of restaurants and cafes on Saturday, but fewer on Sunday.
We didn't get to Notre Dame in Paris, but reckon the ...
... with the multi colours of wild flowers. We stopped at Orleans, Vierzon and eventually got to Bourges on time. We found Hertz and went through the process of picking up our hire car - a Megane Diesel. We have GPS, which the guy set to English for us, with the voice of "Ken the Australian".(Not too bad).
Quite an interesting experience, suddenly driving a manual car, on the wrong side of the road, in a city ...