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... make a quick program change and hop in taxis to the nearby Chateau de Villandry with incredible gardens. Everyone is delighted with the decision, and we get plenty of exercise climbing and walking in this expansive locale.
All benefit of exercise is erased, however, as we return to Tours for a stop at a wine cellar where we taste not only the fruits of the vine, but also local delicacies of cured meats and cheeses, with delicious bread. It ...
Today is dedicated to da Vinci, who lived the last three years of his life at Clos Luce, and who is buried at Amboise Castle. We start with a visit to Clos Luce, built in 1471 and home of Leonardo da Vinci from 1516 until his death on May 2, 1519. He was the guest of King Francois I, who made this residence available to him plus a generous annual stipend in order that Leonardo would be free ...
... informative, filling us in on the history of the region and the sights as we drive another 20 km to the town of Amboise.
We reach our chateau at about 6:30pm, and take time to freshen up before meeting for our welcome party in the beautiful lounge. After introductions we proceed to dinner which is a culinary delight. Entree: Quail and Foie gras terrine with spiced bread, marmalade with buckwheat and red currants. Main course: Fillet of ...
... hotels here are small (3-10 bedrooms) and are not open 24 hours... We found a few places once we arrived in Switzerland, some time after midnight, but everything was closed. We couldn't call any hotel before driving there because we didn't have Wi-Fi or data or a phone plan. Mark and i agreed that in the worst case scenario, we would sleep in the car.... But then it occurred to me that i might need to go pie soon... At one hotel that we drove to that was closed, ...
... magnificent gardens there are many replicas of Leonardo's inventions that one can interact with. The visit to Clos Luce reminded me of just how much can be attributed to the foundations lied by da Vinci - from modern day weapons, bridges, vehicles and planes to gears used in watches and mills. Clos Luce made for a fascinating visit, and is definitely a highlight in Amboise. We then visited the Chateau de Amboise, offering ...