Le Manoir de Beaulieu
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... in their story and so far we have learned about courting and marriage as well as health care.
September 3, Wednesday
Today we visited Château de Chenonceau in Amboise. This château was built on the River Cher in the 16th century by Thomas Bohier for King Henry II who gave it to his favorite mistress. Upon his death, King Henry's wife, Catherine de' Medici took it back. The castle still has many of the original furnishings and the ...
Another walk round a local Etang (Andy and I were keen to go to a chateau but most are 1 1/2 hrs drive away and the boys 'vetoed' it!) with a lovely lunch in a local Auberge - although the service got slower and slower as the restaurant filled up and the solo chef struggled to keep up! Magret du canard (duck breast) for me and the boys and 'une piece de Boucher' (a piece of meat from the butcher!) for Andy which turned out to be an excellent steak thankfully. ...
... frogs leaping in the water as we approached and huge red and blue dragonflies. Guy kept his eyes peeled in the forest for any wild boar or deer but still no luck.
A lovely dip in the pool in the evening sunshine - still hot enough for me at 7pm to stay in for a while and a great game of volley ball beach ball!
... large and small. We saw a grebe with a juicy fish hanging out it's mouth, giant white egrets at a distance and a massive muskrat swimming right in front of us.
Once back home the boys had a chilly dip in the pool which I gave a miss, still feeling rather delicate from the tummy bug.
... bitten to pieces by midges). Despite trying to creep carefully, still no joy of spotting anything other than giant slugs galore!
A lovely meal out at one of the 2 Logis in Salbris, the Dauphin, where our hostess graciously whizzed around tables of mainly Dutch and English, patiently answering our questions in French, even complimenting us on our attempts at ...