Novotel Orleans Charbonniere
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Bit of a sleep in
Missed breakfast but did get cuppa & toast
Off to Chambord
Immense walled park -bigger than centre of Paris
Impressive sight when see chateau come into view
Huge, amazing, show of power, crazy roofline
Double spiral staircase
Sandwich - not so quick after all
Chambord liquer.. yum! Cute bottle
... places. Unfortunately our schedule didn't allow that and we had to leave shortly after lunch to start the drive heading northwards to Chessy just outside Eurodisney. Tonight is going to be spent getting phones charged, snacks sorted and getting an early night. Everyone is deleriyos with excitement and we need to be on our best form for ...
We then grabbed dinner at the Tabac across the street - which turned out to be an unfulfilling experience for Carissa since there was nothing without meat not he menu. Some salad and greasy duck later we were on the road headed back to Paris. The peripherique was clogged with traffic and we had to gas the car up before returning. Finding gas was stressful since our freemium offline navigation app Sygic (wonderful app, impractical approach to pricing) ...
An Aire, just south west of Orleans, in a village called Dry (N47 47.896’ E1 42.857’).
The aire has the usual services.
The village is a sleepy little place, but, it is most certainly not “dry”. It has a single cafe (Cafe du la Paix), which doubles up as the bar, restaurant, newsagent, ...
... its symmetry. The castle itself is very square, but the turrets are each one of a kind. I found this extremely interesting. Additionally, there is a grand staircase in the middle with two stairways wrapping around each other. Much like the most beauttiful thing in the world, DNA. After touring the castle, we got ice cream. I got my favorite, raspberry sorbet. It was delicious!