Travel Blogs from Amboise
We had a late start - we slept in until 7:30! We decided to skip the optional tour (read additional cost for all optional tours on all of this adventure) to see Leonardo Da Vinci's house and inventions as we had already seen the inventions when they were brought to Perth several years ago. Later in the morning we went to Amboise and joined the rest …
The first time you meet someone each day you introduce your self by saying Bonjour. This is also how you get someone's attention when you go into a shop to be served. When you have finished at the shop or when someone does something for you you say Merci. There are several other greetings but if you at least remember these the French are quite …
This beautiful castle built on the River Cher was home to five different ladies between 1499-1836; Diane De Poitiers, Catherine de Medici, Louise of Lorraine, Louise Dupin and Marguerite Pelouze. During the First World War, it served as a hospital. Although the crowds were large, we enjoyed seeing this charming and beautifully restored residence. We relished a lovely lunch on site after viewing the ...
... our way to Amboise. This morning we visited Chateau Royal d'Amboise. This residence dates back to 503! During the Renaissance, the king made a palace out of this chateau. It was a symbol of his power and a center for political, economic and artistic activity. It also stands in memory of a historic turning point when France's styles ...
... tiny villages, past a few vineyards a couple of chateau's and lots of sweet corn and sunflower fields. The sun was shining and the birds were singing, it was idilic, fields of strawberries grew and the smell was mouth watering. We stopped at one of the vineyards and had a wander but no free wine tasting on offer and 2 bus loads of American tourists turned up so we set off again. The cycle paths were mainly flat (thank goodness), ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsNovotel Amboise
We had a "Superior Room". I don't know if we were given a special treat because I complained about our previous hotels only having twin beds instead of a double or if we were just lucky. Only some of our group had Superior Rooms, the rest had standard rooms.
The room has a separate bath room. toilet and living area. There is a very large TV, fridge, coffee making facilities and a desk. There is certainly plenty of room.
Our room looks over the swimming pool (alas, no topless sun bathers), tennis courts and table tennis area.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.