Novotel Orleans La Source
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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We set off early from Beaune to start the drive to the Loire Valley. Our first stop was Chateau de Chambord. This huge palace was first built by Francis I, King of France at the time that Henry VIII was King of England. Ben noticed that the castle had a moat and inside a special winding staircase (a double helix). On the ceiling, Ben and Jon noticed a fire breathing lizard (a salamander which was the emblem of Francis) and big letter ...
... Garden is symbolised by different layouts for "Tender Love", "Passionate Love", "Flighty Love" and "Tragic Love". Box trees form the patterns in these gardens and if you had to place all the box trees on the estate end to end they would measure a distance of 52 km and they all have to be pruned between April and October each year. Mind boggling!
The Water Garden is centred on a large pond (in the form of a Louis XV mirror ...
... to close the ablutions! (And there is still no soap in the dispensers - 3 days now!) So we chose to take a trip out and have lunch. Came across Montoire sur Le Loir. Le Loir is a different river to the Loire. It is smaller. However it was a lovely town, adjoined to another village called Lavardin with medieval castle ruins. The market was on but we didn't buy anything and we had a ...
Well i was warmer last night. I put extra insulation between me and the bed. Lovely morning. Went to Chambord Castle. It is a huge place with lots going on. We walked around the main building but didn't go inside. I don't think we would have appreciated it fully as the tour guides only spoke rapid French. The building is very beautiful and has a huge number of turrets. When you look at the castle, the turrets (although very ornate) are really random. You ...
... since I have my heart set on visiting other château's we didn't bother. We headed back to Orléans to try and find a gift for Irene and Oliver, it was rather difficult we hardly knew the city so we didn't know where and shops were we ended up wandering for over an hour then buying wine and flowers from the market before spending along time looking for a pastry store ...