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We set off at 7.00 am, after a night of storms, but the weather, while a little overcast, was dry and mild. We rode along the side of the river, before stopping for breakfast at a little patisserie at Montlouis. The next leg to Amboise was through the vineyards, and slightly inland from the river, with some good sharp climbs. The chateau at Amboise was again spectacular, set right in the middle of the town. We hadn't seen many other cyclists on our ride, but they were ...
... the small town, we saw a grand castle with turrets in the distance, and we all thought that this is where I would be staying for the night. No such luck. We asked at the local café for directions to the chateau, and I was pointed in the direction of a large farm house. The room was comfortable, clean, smelled of flowers, and I had a private bathroom for the first time in weeks. The welcome by the proprietor wasn’t very warm, but I was ...
... by a talented young 25yr old King Louix XII. It had a significant Italian influence with the aid of many talented designers including Leonardo DeVinci. We really liked the internal spiral staircase as there were actually 2 staircases that wound around each other but it looked like there was only one. This was apparently so the gentry could enter any of the exit points (4 exit points shaped like a cross extended from the staircase) with their grand ...
Loire Region central France. We always said if the weather wasn't great we'd hit the pedal and whizz South. Rain all day so Clive maps a great route for me. A few hundred miles n we arrive in the rain at St Georges Aire. Many say avoid Rouen but it's easy to skirt round if you have a good navigator. Try this route one day. Heading East ...
... palace in black and funeral symbols while she only dressed herself in white. Her bedroom can still be seen decorated in this way. It is only the kitchen and a few other rooms that were renovated but even then over 100 years ago. One of the features are the flower arrangements in many of the rooms which come from the gardens of the estate.
The other great royal palace of the area is at Amboise but again we only photographed it from the outside rather ...