Manoir de Chemalle

Chemalle, Courcay, Loire Valley, Centre, 37310, France | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Courcay

Clos Lucé: Leonardo da Vince's house.

A travel blog entry by beandip on Oct 08, 2014

2 comments, 4 photos

Leonardo da Vince wasn't just the artist of the famous painting "The Mona Lisa." He also studied engineering, math and science along with being a great inventor. I got the chance to go to his house in Amboise, France called Clos Lucè. It was pretty… whoa, back up! Didn't Leonardo da Vince live in Italy? Well, he did except for the last 3 years of his life and here's why.
Leonardo worked for a powerful, Italian family called The ...

Loches 2

A travel blog entry by alhngjh on Oct 03, 2014

... the " royal city " a walled area enclosing chateau, church , some houses and the medieval keep. We spent some time in the chateau not being able to make head or tail of the map which turned out to be for the keep a very satisfactory set of dungeons towers and good ramparts etc 200 meters away just had time to see it all before closing. We need cash for the Paris apartment & my card was rejected at the ATM the bank lady told us it was blocked , this was 5 minutes after using it to ...

Loire chateaux

A travel blog entry by boomermaxwell on Oct 03, 2014

18 photos

... of the castle is built on a bridge spanning the Cher River. The 60 metre long Grande Gallerie, over the river, was used as a military hospital in WW1. Beautifully furnished. Interesting collection of full sized wax figures of the gentry at the time, housed in the stables. After lunch, on to Cheverny. Much smaller, rectangular house set in small park, really only a country house rather than a chateau. Built in 1625. Priceless art , including the Mona Lisa, were ...

Tours. Leonardo Da Vinci

A travel blog entry by boomermaxwell on Oct 02, 2014

9 photos

... and peaceful house is set in Parc Leonardo Da Vinci. Here he finished work on his 3 favourite paintings, including the Mona Lisa. A copy of this hung in one of the rooms, much larger than the original that we hope to see next week. In the basement were numerous models of his inventions. The grounds and gardens were lovely, and more models were round every corner. Flying ...

Our grand tour

A travel blog entry by colleengeoff on Oct 01, 2014

61 comments, 44 photos

... had to repeat it in English. Oh well it is only day 2 in France. Our neighbour is watering her pot at least 3 times a day so I hope it survives!! Once was at quarter to one in the morning. Geoff is learning to cope with not knowing things and being wrong sometimes. Geoff has put this in. He is coping really well! It is really obvious that there is still a sense in Paris of ' viva le revolution'.





15/9/2014 Monday

It's Geoff's birthday today & ...