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... make a quick program change and hop in taxis to the nearby Chateau de Villandry with incredible gardens. Everyone is delighted with the decision, and we get plenty of exercise climbing and walking in this expansive locale.
All benefit of exercise is erased, however, as we return to Tours for a stop at a wine cellar where we taste not only the fruits of the vine, but also local delicacies of cured meats and cheeses, with delicious bread. It ...
... visited the castle many times, and even organized celebrations of special events here. In his will he specified that he wanted to be buried in a chapel on these grounds, and it is easy to understand this desire given the beautiful views of the Loire Valley from this promontory.
After our tour of the Castle we return to the hotel and have a look at the spacious rooms occupied by ...
... informative, filling us in on the history of the region and the sights as we drive another 20 km to the town of Amboise.
We reach our chateau at about 6:30pm, and take time to freshen up before meeting for our welcome party in the beautiful lounge. After introductions we proceed to dinner which is a culinary delight. Entree: Quail and Foie gras terrine with spiced bread, marmalade with buckwheat and red currants. Main course: Fillet of ...
... five wine glasses (champagne, red wine, white wine, dessert wine and port) were placed on the table before dining, as Charles X could not tolerate servants standing behind each guest and eavesdropping on conversation. The one part of Cheverny where we were not comfortable was the at the enclosure for the hunting hounds. Cheverny is still an important hunting venue. The kennels house about one hundred French hounds and twice ...
... walls of the Chateau- telling the story of the kings assassination of his cousin who was plotting against him.
The chateau was an intrigue in itself, successive kings over the centuries had added substantially to the building but very surprisingly no effort was made to ensure that the four wings were compatible. It looks like ...