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We exited Versailles, quite wet as it hadn’t stopped raining the whole time. We stood in the carpark looking around as we weren’t sure where Michael and Kyria were. Then we saw Michael running towards us. He said they had been parked down by the road for the last 20 – 30 minutes. I was glad they hadn’t waited for too long.
According to the doctor Kyria had bronchitis so he had given her ...
... Then it was a quick hop down the road to our last chateau, the Chateau de Chambord. What an amazing building. For sheer full-blown architectural splendour, you can't top this. It is by far the largest, grandest and most-visited chateau in the Loire Valley. Begun in 1519 as a weekend hunting lodge for King Francois 1, it quickly snowballed into one of the most ambitious and expensive architectural projects ever attempted by a French monarch. By the time it was finally finished around ...
Today our route took us through the valley and past numerous vineyards and chateaux (castles). I have to completely reverse what I said yesterday about the weather,as today was baking hot - well into the thirties.
Our first stop was the Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau, between Saumur and Tours. Built on a natural island on the Indre River, and surrounded by a moat, this beautiful building is adorned with slender ...
... to get back under the arch to the other side of the castle. But we made it!
The same day we went to Vouvray to take a tour of the wine caves. After our tour we had the opportunity to try three wines. Unfortunately I don't remember the names of any of the wines but they were all white, and one of them was sparkling. ...
... br> After this we went to a Chocolate Factory, Ella was totally inspired
and couldn't keep her eyes off the factory floor and the making of
chocolate bunnies. definitely a delicious stop. Amazing how much rain
there is around at the moment, all the rivers have burst their banks,
ditches are full etc, But thankfully we are high and dry in our