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Travel Blogs from Saint-Dye-sur-Loire
I have been without WiFi for five days now!!!! On Monday we drove from Paris through Orleans to Blois. After lunch there and seeing the chateau from the outside we made our way to our beautiful small hotel on the Loire in a small village called St Dye. This was our base for the next 3 days. It has wonderful views and, more importantly a fabulous …
... from the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Élysées. Good with the bad.
The biggest “triumph” of the day was returning the rental car. We had to take it through the Arc de Triomphe roundabout (the “étoile”) – 12 unmarked lanes, vehicles (all kinds) everywhere, police on every corner, and hundreds of pedestrians walking around. Fortunately, we only had to be inside the roundabout for three streets, then ...
... going up and down and
wonderfully preserved stately homes. Let down by the Musee we took
Ella to mcDonalds for Lunch and a Play...and of course free internet!
We were hoping to find a campsite tonight (as I smell) and found one
called 'Camping Ch-ti'mi'... And I think it was a joke as it was
really 'Camping ******** me' as we could not find it ANYWHERE! So the
Aires again it was!
... so really cool as aspects of Medieval
Architecture, right up to the 19th Century. Very grand and outside on
the roof is a maze of wonderful turrets, chimneys etc. We said it was
where the fairies lived and Ella loved it, big discussions as to
whose was whose room! Another plus for the low season, this is packed
during the summer, but we practically had the chateau ...
... making Chenonceau one of the most romantic castle in the Loire Valley. The château was built on the site of an old mill on the River Cher, sometime before its first mention in writing in the 11th century. During World War I the gallery was used as a hospital ward and during the Second World War it was a means of escaping from the Nazi occupied zone on one side of the River Cher to the "free" zone on the opposite bank. CHAMBORD CASTLE: Considered ...