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... for over 500 years. Still on sight are over a hundred hunting dogs (hounds) used occasionally for hunting in the nearby forests (and delighting the tourists). They are really quite impressive. The hounds are between 80-100 pounds each, bay whenever excited and fun to see.
Finished the the day back in Couffy in our small apartment where we have been staying the last four days. A few leftovers and dessert and another great day touring France.
Through Blois to chateau.
International garden festival
Beautiful gardens in grounds
Some didnt live up to description, a bit like some modern art
Moss garden - reminded me of alpine & gravel garden at Wairoa Street
Sculptures in parkland
Bit of a sleep in
Missed breakfast but did get cuppa & toast
Off to Chambord
Immense walled park -bigger than centre of Paris
Impressive sight when see chateau come into view
Huge, amazing, show of power, crazy roofline
Double spiral staircase
Sandwich - not so quick after all
Chambord liquer.. yum! Cute bottle
We hit the road this morning about 9:00am to visit the Chateau De Chenonceau which was about 25 miles from our little Apartment. With the help of our on board navigation, (known from here on out as Miles) and Jerry's keen sense of direction, getting there was a breeze.
The weather has been quite cooperative. At a comfortable 67 degrees we decided to start outside in the gardens and work our way into the Chateau. As captured in the pictures you can see there ...
... is that time disappears too quickly and the 3 hours we had for Amboise was half gone by the time we got up from the table. We headed off in the direction of Leonardo’s house which we thought was quite close to the main Chateau (where he actually is buried) but it was not that close. 15 minutes later and very hot after navigating a nice little slope we arrived at the Da Vinci house with only a little over an hour left. The entry fee was ...