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Am observat pe harta, in apropire, oraselul Cognac. Ce-ar fi sa dormim in Cognac? E orasul unde s-a inventat licoarea ce-i poarta numele. E o decizie inopinata, cand gasim referire la orasel in ghid. Ajungem foarte tarziu, ne intrebam daca vom gasi ceva de dormit... Dar, am invatat curand: oriunde te afli in Franta, vei gasi fara probleme ceva de …
to the lovely Blois this morning, although it was a little
disappointing as the 'Musee de Magic' was not open. Should have never
told Ella about it as it got her excited! (It was the former home of
the French 'Houdin' who the American Houdini got his name from. But
we ended up exploring all the quiet backstreets of Blois, very quiet
and built into the hills so many ...
... br> After this we went to a Chocolate Factory, Ella was totally inspired
and couldn't keep her eyes off the factory floor and the making of
chocolate bunnies. definitely a delicious stop. Amazing how much rain
there is around at the moment, all the rivers have burst their banks,
ditches are full etc, But thankfully we are high and dry in our
Once again a lazy start to the day but eventually we got on the road to Amboise! This is a very very pretty town with a lot more upmarket troglodyte living! Very hip. But the main highlight here was 'Clos Luce' Leonardo's last home for 3 years of his life which was a big ...
... had over 3 glasses...and that's before 11am! He took us through the incredible caves where barrels are left in a perfect temp to age. Really fantastic as it was a Chateau and all the stone was quarried from those caves, leaving tunnels and smaller homes, still had all the alcoves for pigeons to use as messengers. We got to our campsite nice and early to chill...this moving about can be hard ...