Le Relais de la Herserie
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... for over 500 years. Still on sight are over a hundred hunting dogs (hounds) used occasionally for hunting in the nearby forests (and delighting the tourists). They are really quite impressive. The hounds are between 80-100 pounds each, bay whenever excited and fun to see.
Finished the the day back in Couffy in our small apartment where we have been staying the last four days. A few leftovers and dessert and another great day touring France.
Through Blois to chateau.
International garden festival
Beautiful gardens in grounds
Some didnt live up to description, a bit like some modern art
Moss garden - reminded me of alpine & gravel garden at Wairoa Street
Sculptures in parkland
... to date. For those who are unaware that Leonardo da Vinci was known for more than his paintings (as in the Mona Lisa) his inventions on display at the Chateau confirm he possessed a brilliant mind, a true genius. At the Chateau, there is a small museum that houses many small models of things he invented. Many required technology that would take hundreds of years to develop.
After completing the the tour we headed back to ...
... and spinach. Third course was a cheese sampling and the last course, desert was a blueberry chocolate mousse with a raspberry sorbet. (Checkout the pictures with a better description, great lunch).
Lunch finished up in about two hours then we went back outside to complete our tour with a trip through the garden maze. At the location we entered you could take a right or left into the maze. Kathy's competitive nature kicked in and she challenged Jerry to a race ...
... until we felt it appropriate to enter the crypt. it was lovely and warm down there and we nearly choked on all the incense!
The walls of the crypt are covered in messages of thanks to St Martin for protection. Many of these are from soldiers at times of war and conflict.
We went out into the cold again ...