Le Pavillon Des Lys
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
TripAdvisor Reviews Le Pavillon Des Lys Amboise
Travel Blogs from Amboise
... 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 ...
... amazing gardens, including a lake, tennis court and maze. The gardens were divided into sections, and while looking spectacular, on closer inspection, there was an assortment of lettuces, cabbages, zucchini, pumpkins and tomatoes growing in the whole front section. Tan other terraced area was the herb gardens, the beds in geometrical patterns, with the herb beds symmetrical. Beautiful as well as practical. Returning to Tours on a different trail, we somehow got lost yet again, ...
... in the past such as turtle shells and stuffed exotic animals are grotesque and so the art follows on with sculptures showing animals with fish or dragon tails, the halls were peopled by figures of mixed media and all sorts of weird items. We found it a little too much of a clash with the setting. Roast chicken à la maison ce ...
... to have visited to acquire horses for the seige of Orleans. In the eighteenth century it became a grain store for many years and was consequently preserved in it's old state. The chateau is well restored with a size that is approachable and the gardens a delight being full of interesting diversions and less formal than showplaces like Villandry. We picked a fine cool day for the visit. Foie gras, roast farm duck and vegetables with local red wine completed another full ...
... hold the game and meats killed on hunts were still in place.
After we had had all the opulence and grandeur mere peasants like us could stand, we took a stroll outside in the garden area. The castle actually has gardens for beauty and other gardens for vegetables. Outside you can see the bridge that was added over the River Cher by Diane de Poitiers, favorite lady of King Henri II. He gave her Chenonceau in 1547 and she was responsible ...