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... were eating lunch the guy who owns the apartment came up. He didn’t expect us still to be here and was a bit taken aback! By this time the boys had emailed to say Europcar was taking ages and they thought they’d been half an hour more. So we told him we’d hopefully be leaving in half an hour. I don’t know what he was thinking but he was polite about it all! Half an hour or more went by and Kyria and I decided to move all the bags downstairs and wait ...
... Then it was a quick hop down the road to our last chateau, the Chateau de Chambord. What an amazing building. For sheer full-blown architectural splendour, you can't top this. It is by far the largest, grandest and most-visited chateau in the Loire Valley. Begun in 1519 as a weekend hunting lodge for King Francois 1, it quickly snowballed into one of the most ambitious and expensive architectural projects ever attempted by a French monarch. By the time it was finally finished around ...
... under a shady tree with a glass in hand. Unfortunately it was right beside a railway line! We hoped the trains would diminish during the night, but that wasn't to be! We ate dinner in the garden of a local restaurant, where we were delighted to see 5 huge hot air balloons pass low overhead. We retired to the camping ground and, as it was still too hot to sleep, sat outside - until the beastly mozzies chased us indoors.
Spent the morning doing done housekeeping tasks. Wash and dried our clothes at the laundry. Visited the cathedral in Tours while the washing was being dried. Went to post office to send some things home by post including some excess clothes, gifts, etc. Deborah done some shopping for Kerry-Anne and Scott. We went to the Tourist Information Centre to get some direction on ...
... The visit to the winery were more appealing to us. We had a tour through the cave where to winemaking process takes place. It's a real cave into the side of a mountain. The cave provides the temperature required for the winemaking process. After the tour we got to taste a number of their wine. Maybe it's just my palette but I think our wines are better. After the tour we had dinner. We went to the same area for dinner tonite and last night. It's a square in the middle ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking