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to the lovely Blois this morning, although it was a little
disappointing as the 'Musee de Magic' was not open. Should have never
told Ella about it as it got her excited! (It was the former home of
the French 'Houdin' who the American Houdini got his name from. But
we ended up exploring all the quiet backstreets of Blois, very quiet
and built into the hills so many ...
up frosty and cold (trying to scrimp on what gas we have left!) we
got on the road to the biggest and best chateau of the Loire Valley:
Chambord! The pics say it for themselves really, but it was quite
amazing although very cold inside! They were not so clever as the
bigger the rooms/higher the roofs, the harder to heat! Was built in
the 15th ...
Once again a lazy start to the day but eventually we got on the road to Amboise! This is a very very pretty town with a lot more upmarket troglodyte living! Very hip. But the main highlight here was 'Clos Luce' Leonardo's last home for 3 years of his life which was a big ...
... two years previously and visited Chenceaux Chateau and Chambord along with other places of interest, we had to travel further afield and only having a week on site meant that it did not feel very leisurely. It is always a balancing act trying to have an enjoyable relaxing time while trying to maximise the time and expenses you have invested in the holiday by ...
... Crossed the river via the old bridge for photos from the other side of town, then back to climb the steep streets to the church overlooking the town. A bronze statue of Joan of Arc does the same. Time to move on, this time to Chateau Chambord - a public chateau, and HUGE! If is hard to describe the sheer magnificence of the place, the amount of workmanship, the skill of the architects and builders. And the ...