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... It was nice to sit out of the rain, although it did come in the sides a bit. It was so much fun driving around. We went towards the back, through big sections of trees. Right at the back is Marie Antoinette’s palace and gardens. This was where she lived some of the time. This was my favourite part of the whole gardens. It was so quaint! The gardens were not quite so well ordered and it was a bit more natural looking. There was a small lake, creek, roses twining around ...
... Then it was a quick hop down the road to our last chateau, the Chateau de Chambord. What an amazing building. For sheer full-blown architectural splendour, you can't top this. It is by far the largest, grandest and most-visited chateau in the Loire Valley. Begun in 1519 as a weekend hunting lodge for King Francois 1, it quickly snowballed into one of the most ambitious and expensive architectural projects ever attempted by a French monarch. By the time it was finally finished around ...
... 5pm at the camping car park and compared our days events. A very pleasant day. But it wasn't over yet as every night at 10.30 there is a sound and light show at the chateaux Blois so we had dinner out in the town so we could stay awake and headed off to the show. The show lasted 45 minutes and told the story of the Chateaux itself, Joan of Arc and some of the kings of France who made this their home. Very well ...
... We took a lot of pictures and then we left and went back to Amboise to see another castle (Château d'Amboise). After we were finished with our tours of the castles we went to the wine factory (Plou et Fils). While there we had a tour of the factory which was very cool and we tasted a few of the wines. Then after the wine factory we went to dinner in a cave (La Cave aux ...
... long. I walked around for a few hours with a few people from the group, it was a very interesting variety of music. Sunday, June 22nd Since a lot of the other students had already left for their week long vacations, Lauren and I decided to take a short trip to Amboise, a city near Tours. It had a chateau, and also the house where ...
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