Le Saint Georges
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... and he showed us where another one was. Then on to another chateau.
The Chenonceau chateau is the most popular chateau in the area. It is built over the river Cher and has some beautiful gardens around it. Very nice. After that we checked in to our hotel. Later a trip downtown for some dinner.
Tomorrow, two more chateaus and then we head farther south.
Gloomy day to start our ride. It took quite a while to get the bikes sorted. 9 in the group - 3 Aussies and 7 English. Tour leader is Sigrid. A mixed group of rider experience so it took quite a while to adjust bikes, learn brakes and gears. Interestingly the brakes are around the other way to the bike on C2C tour - back brakes on right. I was allocated a Specialised Vita. It was Very light - a hybrid. We headed off around 9:30 and had only got down the road ...
... than that. It contains 77 stair cases, 282 fireplaces and 426 rooms! Francois I reigned for 32 years during which he spent only 72 days at Chambord. It was his son, Henri II and Louis XIV who were responsible for completing the project. Tomorrow we head to Lyon by ...
... our way to Amboise. This morning we visited Chateau Royal d'Amboise. This residence dates back to 503! During the Renaissance, the king made a palace out of this chateau. It was a symbol of his power and a center for political, economic and artistic activity. It also stands in memory of a historic turning point when France's styles ...
... cold, grey and rainy day and we are among only a handful of visitors to this out of the way place. With the grey skies the chateau exudes the feel of the Middle Ages with its grey stones unadorned by later Renaissance ornamentation. There is some speculation that Catherine de Medici met members of the radical Catholic league at Talcy and planned the St Barthélemy day massacre of Protestants. The chateau was also used as a French army headquarters during the Franco-Prussian War.