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A great night with electricity, makes a difference, a DVD and super food. Floods in the MH this morning from somewhere, sorted now and no problem. Heading to Marbouie in the rain. A lovely drive along minor roads with evidence of coypu, boar and deer in the forests and by the road ...
... as a hunting lodge for Francis I and changed hands several times it seems because apparently it was somewhat challenging to live in – very cold in winter and heaps of mossies in summer! It was a very cold castle to walk around on a cold day.
Left Nevers never to return ... Bought baguette & croissants on the way out then tried to get to a chateau. Mis-judged the distance to #1 by 100 km so went to #2 - Chateau de Cheveny. It is still owned by the family, but was opened to the public in 1922. Had lunch by the pond watching two white swans play. Then to Chambord, the King's hunting lodge commenced well prior to the French Revolution by Francis I, and finished 100 years later. ...
Chambord is another French folly, it never worked for most of its owners, it was built as a hunting lodge by the king and as with other chateau successive kings it was added to over the decades. Appallingly it was lived in for only a few weeks a year ...
... and planned our itinerary around, is the feeding of the 70 hunting dogs, because they are trained so well and strictly that it's supposed to be quite a sight to see. Incredibly disappointingly, the kennels were being remodeled and so the dogs were moved off site (SAD!) But the chateau itself is kind of neat, because it has stayed in the family for hundreds of years and the marquis and marquise still live on the top floor (that's why they still have dogs, as ...