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Travel Blogs from Amboise
... around the village, quite pleasant. Tours is 7 km away with a cycle path all the way, will give that a go tomorrow with the dogs in their trailer.
It was a bit grey this morning and the forecast was for rain during the day, anyway not to be put off I took the dogs for a walk to a beach on the River Loire, they had a good run before we went back for breakfast, then the rain came and went ...
... 8217;s not wrong, but we’re not doing it…… (watch this space….)
Ended the day in Brehemont, after a few miles of treacherous driving, thanks SatNAv!!. Beautiful campsite, although a little oddity with the toilet paper, one roll for three toilets, you must guess what you need and take it in with you!!
Lesson learned in the pub, don’t ask for a small and a large beer, large is ½ pint, small is ...
We save the best for last - visiting the incredible Chateau de Chenonceau built spanning the River Cher in the 16th Century. The architecture of this castle is unique in the world, and it is the most visited in the Loire Valley. It is well furnished, and has so many gorgeous original artworks that it qualifies as an art museum in its own right.
After exploring the gardens and the castle ...
Unfortunately, day 2 was grey and misty. It was not too bad when we left Amboise but got progressively worse the closer we got to Chinon, our first stop for the day. However, our spirits were raised by Cyril, our guide, who bore a strong resemblance to Gary from Masterchef. The chateau of Chinon is largely a ruin. A few buildings still stand but it is the history associated with it that makes it interesting. It was the castle in which Henry II ...
Before entering the pool there were two new routines to note. The French put all of their belongings in a little plastic tray and hanger (for your clothing). It was collected like a coat valise system. I did like like the idea of walking through a shallow water bath to clean your feet before any entrance to the pool area. What a good idea. As Rob mentioned previously, we befriended the bilingual "pool ambassador". He told us that the foot baths ...
Other places to stay in Amboise
17 rue des Sablonnieres, Amboise | 2 star hotelfrom $137
- Excellent Hotel
Z.I. La Boitardiere, Amboise | Hotelfrom $87
12 avenue Emile Gounin, Amboise | 3 star hotelfrom $135
36 quai Charles Guinot, Amboise | 4 star hotelfrom $260
- Vive la Renaissance!
7 Penny Corner Rd, Portland | B&Bfrom $60
11 Place Richelieu, Amboise | 2 star hotelfrom $86
27 rue Rabelais, Amboise | 3 star hotelfrom $159
- Very disappointed--be sure to confirm the details!
- Excellent, comfortable, central - ideal for a Loire tour
- Best Stay Ever
Rue du Cedre, Amboise | 3 star hotelfrom $188
9 rue d Orange, Amboise | Hotelfrom $182
11 rue Chaptal, Amboise | 2 star hotelfrom $76
12 Quai Charles Guinot, Amboise | Hotelfrom $132
Route des Ormeaux, Amboise | 3 star hotelfrom $174
Rte. de Chenonceaux, Amboise | Hotelfrom $60
6 rue Voltaire, Amboise | Hotelfrom $82
34 quai Charles Guinot, Amboise | Hotelfrom $190
- A must!
- The Life
- You must stay here!
1 Mail Saint Thomas, Amboise | Hotelfrom $215
- Excellent place to stay in…
- Beautiful and Relaxing
- Highly Recommended
26 rue Jules Ferry, Amboise | 2 star hotelfrom $91
- Character place