La boule d'or
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- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- High-speed internet in room
- Non-smoking rooms
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... here nor there. The next train was great, only 2 bikes are allowed on each TGV train, and luckily for us, no one else was on that train with their bike, we sat next to our bikes in a purpose built carriage. John slept most of the way, mind you, he seems to be able to sleep anywhere. Our hotel was only 500 mth from the station, and although it was called Hotel Moderne, it's pretty dated now. However it's spotlessly clean, and the clerk on the desk now treats us like his new ...
This morning was grey, wet, and the long drive took it's toll on our enthusiasm for Chateau D'Oiron near Loudun. This chateau is quite austere and shows little warmth and sign of having been lived in. The main point is that it has a display of quirky modern art installations. The basic theme is that some of the old ...
Our guests walked 8 kms before breakfast and we spent some time notionally spending the prize from the lottery drawn last night. After checking our tickets at Juan's coffee shop we put together a picnic and spent the day beside the Vienne river and at Chateau Rivau to keep within our original budgets. Rivau, being a Chateau of the Beauvau family who were supporters of the counts of Anjou, was fortified in 1445 and 'Royal stables' were built soon after. Jean of Arc ...
A trip to Tours to recharge ipad and shop before revisiting the Morinières farm for it's monthly market day. Coming home with provisions fresh from the farm for the next two days we waited out thethunderstorm which finished a small heatwave of 34 degrees. At eight we were seated in L'Aigle D'Or for what turned out to be a special night of good food and some old wines. A 2008 sancerre and a 1999 medoc after a cremant de Loire had us in the mood to open up just like the ...
... cat who looked just like Boubi, only much friendlier.
On the way back to Chinon we stopped just for a photo op of Ussé castle. I was excited to see it because I have a computer game that is partly set in Ussé castle; in real life it actually looks just like the game! Ussé castle is also called le Chateau de la Belle au Bois Dormant (i.e., Sleeping Beauty Castle) and apparently inspired the fairy tale written by Charles Perrault.
When we ...