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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 ...
... blended with those of Flanders and Italy. In fact, the great Italian master Leonardo da Vinci is buried in the chapel at the palace. King Francois appointed him as "first painter, engineer and king's architect" from 1516 until his death in 1519. The king also gave him the Manoir du Cloux in which to live; we visited that house this ...
The guy from the camping was a fan of old Citroëns and you'd find them parked around the camping side. Old pictures showed his organized meetings for old timers in the recent years and some of the campers came with their camping cars or caravans pulled with an old timer - fun !! As it was raining a little again but it seemed to get better so we went to visit a small town called Chinon about a half an hour away. There was a market of the Middle Ages with all kinds of hand made ...
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Today we visited a total of four castles (but only technically went into two of them - still a significant feat). The first Château we visited was by the finest of the four by far. Although we didn't go in the castle itself, the gardens, which the property is most renowned for, provided us with hours of wandering around the ...
... house there was lots of magic stuff. There was one where there was a picture of a horse and when you moved it looked like it was still watching you. There was a picture of a diamond and when you tried to grab it you couldn’t because it was a hologram. When we were in the shop at the magic house I bought a magic wand that can do 36 tricks and i can only do 3 of them. After we went to the magic house ...
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