Le Manoir de la Foret
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- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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We set off early from Beaune to start the drive to the Loire Valley. Our first stop was Chateau de Chambord. This huge palace was first built by Francis I, King of France at the time that Henry VIII was King of England. Ben noticed that the castle had a moat and inside a special winding staircase (a double helix). On the ceiling, Ben and Jon noticed a fire breathing lizard (a salamander which was the emblem of Francis) and big letter ...
... very lightly loaded and uniformly well behaved. The weather was charming and crossing of the channel was really a delight.
I took the control of the Superb and braced myself for the experience of left hand driving in a right hand drive car. Not as hard as I had feared. And what really surprised me was how fantastic the French highways were. France appears to operate on a scale more reminiscent of pastoral Australia than England. But, they cost ...
... Joachim Carvallo, who was born in Spain in 1869, and his American wife Jane Coleman. He eschewed the English-style gardens that had replaced the original gardens, and re-created the 16th century style gardens. Although not furnished as extravagantly as Chateau Cheverny, each room enjoys its own unique view of the gardens. Villandry is renowned for the harmony of its architecture and its garden and is the last of the great ...
... is the kitchens.
Amboise is the next stop for a light lunch, a stroll through town and then the rest of the afternoon to explore Amboise Castle. On the way out I buy a couple of bottles of red and we all have dinner (pizza!!) in the Chateaux gardens. ...
... got caught in another sharp downpour. It stopped quickly too, and almost immediately the sun was back out. The route has been mostly on designated bike trails or shared pedestrian paths. There are bits on roads, but these are small country ones, with very little traffic. The route is well signposted, however where there is a side trail off to somewhere else, it gets a bit confusing. We rode at least 70 kms today, and are quite pleased with our progress. The weight of ...