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... of reaching for humor) We finished our round in about 3 hours, a very good pace considering we were walking and stopped at a hole for a bite of lunch.
We had no intention of visiting another Chateau today but, since we finished so early and the Chateau de Cheverny (http://www.chateau-cheverny.fr/en/) was only about a half of a mile from where we played, we decided to check it out. The Chateau has been in the hands of one family ...
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
Bit of a sleep in
Missed breakfast but did get cuppa & toast
Off to Chambord
Immense walled park -bigger than centre of Paris
Impressive sight when see chateau come into view
Huge, amazing, show of power, crazy roofline
Double spiral staircase
Sandwich - not so quick after all
Chambord liquer.. yum! Cute bottle
... rooms, rooms that looked like ball rooms, extravagant bedrooms with the beds with the curtains around, though I was surprised at how small the beds were. Were the royals small people? It had rooms for the queen, the king, the servants, the guests, everyone. It was massive. Though I wouldn't like to walk up and down those stairs everyday just to go to my room. They had restored everything to ...
... in a huge estate, Europe's largest park of over 5,440 hectares and enclosed by a wall 32k long. It has been on UNESCO's World's heritage list since 1981.
The building of the chateau commenced in 1519 for King Francis 1 who intended it to be a hunting lodge but he only spent a total of 72 days in it and never saw his project completed. At his death in 1547 only the keep and the royal wing had been completed. It was his son Henry II, and later ...