Hotel du Petit Lussault
Travel Blogs from Nazelles Negron
... in on this trip. The kitchen and bathroom were literally the size of closets, and the living room (where the girls will sleep on a futon) was tiny – very hard to move around once the bed was pulled out. There was an odd smell in the apartment because the carpet had just been replaced and it had a strong odour. The upshot was that the location was pretty amazing – close to multiple metro and RER (regional train) stops, and a ...
Chenonceau and Chateau d'Amboise today, Chambord tomorrow. Coincidence? Even Clos LucÚ starts with "C"…must be a Loire thing.
Our day began with a walk to a bakery on the other side of the river (when in France…). We picked up some pastries for breakfast, and some bread to make lunches to bring with us in the car. Then we headed off to Chenonceau – about a 25 minute drive away. It was a little cooler (high of 12), but very ...
... contained models of a lot of da Vinci’s invention ideas, which were fascinating. But by far the highlight of the Clos LucÚ was the expansive property and the gardens – beautifully manicured, with lakes, ponds, trees, and pathways winding all around. All throughout the gardens were recreations of many of da Vinci’s inventions, and the girls were even able to try some out. Cassidy even got some inspiration for her ...
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 ...
... so really cool as aspects of Medieval
Architecture, right up to the 19th Century. Very grand and outside on
the roof is a maze of wonderful turrets, chimneys etc. We said it was
where the fairies lived and Ella loved it, big discussions as to
whose was whose room! Another plus for the low season, this is packed
during the summer, but we practically had the chateau ...