Orleans Parc Hotel
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A more relaxed start today as we left Orleans about 10am for Chateau de Chambord. This chateau is huge compared to others like Chenonceau. The buildings are located on a massive estate of 5440ha that is surrounded by a national park. There are 426 rooms, 282 fireplaces and 77 staircases. Not all the rooms are open for viewing, otherwise we ...
We woke this morning to thick fog and 3C - Paris humid and 32C seems a distant memory.
Loaded up with all fog lights blazing, we drove north & west on the autoroutes until we stopped for lunch at Chateau de Chenonceau.
The tree lined avenue was impressive and we were pleased with our first front-on view of the Chateau, but when ...
... centre for a bit, and up to the cathedral, really nice bakeries around here, that make really nice quiches and great coffee.
Wanted to get into Paris early so didn't stay long but I liked this place, really nice.
Watch out for the trams tho, they are real quiet.
Bit of a sleep in
Missed breakfast but did get cuppa & toast
Off to Chambord
Immense walled park -bigger than centre of Paris
Impressive sight when see chateau come into view
Huge, amazing, show of power, crazy roofline
Double spiral staircase
Sandwich - not so quick after all
Chambord liquer.. yum! Cute bottle
... short block at that. When I entered the foyer I could tell this was going to be interesting - 1950s decor and look. The receptionist was extremely helpful and assisted me with where to catch the train on Sunday, pointing out local attractions and what time breakfast was. I couldn't see a lift and was panicking when she told me my room was on the third floor - oh no I was going to have lug the bag up 3 flights of spirally stairs. However she pointed to a door tucked partly ...