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... inside and out. This one had lovely views from the gardens of the Loire river. To be completely honest I have gotten all mixed up with which King and Queen lived here but I'm sure thee was a Henry or Louis or someone like that with some numbers after his name. Ok so I went back to my visitors guide and I was half correct, it started off with Charles VIII, then Francois I, then Henry II (I knew there was a Henry) and more Charles, Francois ...
We woke early and finished packing up. Andrew came and helped us carry bags, we collected the kids from their apartment and we all walked up to the car park. Everyone had woken up early to see us off, even Mac & Denny.
It was sad saying goodbye again. We know we will catch up again in a couple of years, hopefully sooner. All the kids will grow, but that time is going to make a big difference to Lily. They all get their last Lily baby cuddles.
We hit the road ...
Very wet here now but still reasonably warm, moving slowly North and heading for Rouen today. We heads to IKEA en route to Oissel and had a little shop for goodies for the Motorhomes before heading to the aire at Oissel. Decent weather and lovely to walk on the banks of the Seine again. A good night at Oissel ...
... while the chains were fixes, gears adjusted, seats tightened etc etc. Today's ride took us to Chambord Chateaux and then back to Blois. We didn't really think about photo opportunities during the day as we were focused on riding in a group, staying safe on the roads and getting used to the bikes. We pulled into a little village and sat outside a tabac for a morning tea stop. Chantilly cafe was introduced to the group and became a popular beverage for some :-) As ...
... century. Would make a great living room, home cinema or rumpus room in a house today.
Cheverny was built between 1624 and 1640 and has been in the same family for 6 centuries. It slipped from their ownership twice before being brought back in 1825 by the ancestors of the current owners, the Hurault family who live in a wing of the chateau today.
After touring the chateau we did a little wine tasting at a nearby 'Cave' ...