Le Manoir de la Foret
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Travel Blogs from La-Ville-aux-Clercs
... very impressive from the outside but by the time we had lunch we didn't have time to go in. Lunch really isn't a quick affair in France.... In addition many waiters rely on memory and their memory often fails!
We arrived in Blois for the night and are staying in a nice hotel across the road from the Loire River. We went for a walk around the town ...
Today we leave Paris and head down the south west of France. We also needed to pick up the car we were going to use from the airport. We were originally going to pack up all our stuff and leave together to the airport but Eli decided that instead of having to take all our luggage on the trains, he and Michael would go and get the car in the morning while Kyria and I tidied up around the place.
So they headed off around 10 or 11am. I packed my stuff and Kyria and I ...
The Rick Steves guide book for France is the #1 book on Amazon in the US. This explains why you see so many tourists toting a copy. Including myself. When we first learned we were coming to France, a friend of Carissa’s loaned us her copies of Rick Steves France and Rick Steves Paris. I’ve used the book as my primary guide with planning out what to do and see while we’re here.
High on the list of regions to see in France is the Loire valley. ...
... with dozens of stags with gilded heads and antlers of up to 3 metre spreads.
We met up with the rest of the team mid-afternoon at Blois, a lovely old town on the banks of the Loire. Getting to the Aire was interesting: our GPS took us right through the central shopping area - our first real taste of driving in heavy French traffic. We had a walk around the old part of the town, and admired the view out over the river from the gardens at the top of a hill behind the cathedral, ...
... 5pm at the camping car park and compared our days events. A very pleasant day. But it wasn't over yet as every night at 10.30 there is a sound and light show at the chateaux Blois so we had dinner out in the town so we could stay awake and headed off to the show. The show lasted 45 minutes and told the story of the Chateaux itself, Joan of Arc and some of the kings of France who made this their home. Very well ...
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- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed