Novotel Orleans La Source
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... of the fences in front of some of the houses. It was so sweet and pretty! I loved it. We went to go into her house but our tickets were only for Versailles. But because they were closing up they let us scoot in for free which was great. We got to walk round the house and the gardens, past the temple of love (on lots of postcards) and the other various cottages in the area. I would have loved to spend more time there but we only had the golf cart for an hour so we had to ...
... some of the most sumptuous furnishings, tapestries and objets d'art anywhere in the Loire Valley. The same family has owned and inhabited the chateau for the last 600 years; highlights included seeing their private apartments, and an enormous guards room full of suits of armour (including one made for a 4 year old child), sets of chain mail and various ancient weapons of warfare. One of the photos below shows Charlie with a 16th century set of armour weighing 25kg, and a set ...
Not quite so hot today as we had rain overnight but it eventually warmed to a very pleasant 23 degrees. It is raining again as I write this unfortunately as we have a walk to town to do and a light show at the Blois Chateaux to watch. We left our noisy campsite at about 9am and decided to split up. Mandy wanted to see one of the other big three chateaux and the rest of us wanted to get to the town of Blois and ...
... fabulous grounds and gardens and even more fabulous interior, well worth the entry fee. After this we had lunch at a creperie which was excellent, we both had blue cheese, mushroom and bacon crepes with a delicious white wine we had not tried before and ended up buying two bottles to take back. Probably not the best idea to cycle after vino but we considered the route back a safe one and it ...
... is beyond words. Took 60 years. How they hauled the rock up the cliff face was amazing. They had a massive wood wheel that 6 or so monks would walk in and that would wind a sled full of granite up an almost vertical slop that was about 80m high. We think we're so clever these days but what these guys were able to do... And the fact they weren't daunted by the time it would take or the effort. Very inspiring.
Once we left MSM we were headed for ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
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