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We said au revoir to Paris early and made our way south to Chambord where we visited the Chambord Castle. It was majestic!! Very masculine as it was built as a hunting castle so not a lot of furnishings and the gardens were almost nonexistent. We had lunch in the gardens with the castle in the background...
The next stop was in Tours and …
... until we felt it appropriate to enter the crypt. it was lovely and warm down there and we nearly choked on all the incense!
The walls of the crypt are covered in messages of thanks to St Martin for protection. Many of these are from soldiers at times of war and conflict.
We went out into the cold again ...
... cold outside.
We have 'done' the Loire valley several times, but cannot remember visiting Tours. Although it is Sunday tomorrow, there is a bus into the city centre, so we have decided to go and have a look around. we are going to stay here for 2 nights and then make a dash for the Channel!
Quick update, there was a little bit of snow today!! I was in English Class and my friend suddenly said "Hannah! Look! It's snowing!" (In French). It was raining and snowing too, it was so pretty because it was gentle and in flurries.
... except for one which was a hidden doorway. The only way to tell the difference was via a carving on the door which was a flower instead of the normal circle...see if you can find it. (You only have two to choose from, I had about 16!) The next stop was to be Chateau Cheverney...slightly bigger in size with absolutely amazing gardens however the rain was coming down when we arrived so it was a little hard to enjoy the outside of the ...