Relais de la Tour (Fresnes)
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... clubs. Get that, clubs we are not used to. A half set for Kathy (one wood which was a 5 wood) Jerry had a driver and a 4 rescue. Yes, we did have a full set of irons between us and we got by.
Jerry played a pretty good round, it took Kathy about 8 holes to finally find her groove. We did note something about playing golf in France. After a bad shot and a foul word (yep they sometimes slip out) there is no need to say "excuse my French" ...
Through Blois to chateau.
International garden festival
Beautiful gardens in grounds
Some didnt live up to description, a bit like some modern art
Moss garden - reminded me of alpine & gravel garden at Wairoa Street
Sculptures in parkland
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
... us down a bit but thanks to Google maps, no problem. We paid our entrance fee (about 20 dollars each) and decided to tour the grounds outside first and find a spot for our picnic. Found a great location with picnic tables, the Paella didn't disappoint. Saffron rice, mussels, shrimp, chicken and several vegetables. If you haven't tried it before, it's a must!
The Chateau was fairly small and understated compared to those ...
We had an exceptional breakfast of cereal, croissants and crusty bread with home made apricot jam and tea served by Mummy (Florence's lovely mother, Yolanda). The breakfast room was exquisite with beautiful china on an elegantly laid table. When we dragged ourselves away from breakfast we set off for the town of Amboise where we browsed around the markets. There were all ...