Premiere Classe Orleans Ouest - La Chapelle Saint Mesmin
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21: beautiful drive along the Loire river. Back to Saumur chateau, then Villandry for lunch in across the road and Chenonceau in the afternoon. Walking the forest a highlight. sleeping in Orleans..accidently ontoll roads with no money!!
... up we could see that our entire house would have fit inside one room. Then there were several levels and wings and quarters and the rest and it is just obscene to think about the amount of money that was actually spent on it. As we were walking around I shared the full extent of my knowledge of the French Revolution with Lily and Ruby which to be honest doesn't extend much beyond the fact that there was ...
(Ruby)- Today was very fun, we went to Chateau Chambord which had a lot of stairs. It was so tall and they are fixing the roof. We watched a film about how they built it. They started making it 500 years ago. The Kings and Queens lived in there and they didn't share all their money. Lots of people were poor and they had a revolution. After the revolution there were no Kings and Queens in France. There were lots of bugs in ...
... the 70th anniversary Normandy landings in June 1944 and the 800th anniversary of the birth of Louis XIII in 1214.
These events were relived through replicas of the lifestyle of the period being represented. It was incredible the detail that the various groups had in their period costumes, their living quarters including their cooking utensils and even the food on their tables. Not only was it visually authentic but the cacophony of noise coming ...
We bid farewell to chateau country today. Not only were we saying goodbye to the wonderful Chateau Chambord this morning, but our destination tonight of Orleans (pron Or-lee-on) marks the end of the first section of the Loire a Velo Route - Loire Valley. This is the section of the Loire which is UNESCO World heritage listed and recognised for its magnificent chateaux.
So it was fitting that today was a good day. On leaving Chambord we ...
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