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... cheese that was a very mild, pleasant flavor.
Mmmmm….now I’m hungry again!
So I’ve been reading books while I’m on the train, believe it or not but the countryside does not hold ones attention for hours at a time (go figure). I’ve worked my way through two more books by Erik Larson. My poor dad can attest to the fact that his books are more for those who appreciate a good biography. ...
... quite interesting, we got to tour through and see the recreated rooms.
The second one was Villandy, with its spectacular gardens. We did the chateau first, it is really well set up. Then we moved onto the gardens, which we could see from inside the chateau. The gardens are amazing. There are 7 different sections and they are all immaculate. Gorgeous formal hedges, water gardens, vegetable and herb gardens, a maze, a sun garden in ...
The morning dawned fine and clear and after breakfast ( supplied by the owners of the Gite ) we set off once again to have a good explore of the town. First stop was the Chateau which although it looked impressive from the outside was very limited on the inside with only one room properly furnished. One other attraction which the guide at the Chateau mentioned was ...
Left Domain de la Faurie about 9.30 am and took the autoroute towards Brive and then onwards towards Chateauroux where we turned off for Loches. Slight hitch leaving Loches but eventually found ourselves on the way to Saumur.
From Saumur took the N road towards Le Man and arrived at our destination of Bauge en Anjou mid afternoon . Found our Gite with not too much problem. ...
... I tried a raspberry tart and a tarte au citron with meringue. Both were very yummy, indeed!
Our next stop was the Chateau de Chenonceau, known as the Castle of the Ladies because throughout its history it has been linked closely with seven royal or aristocratic women, in particular Diane de Poitiers, Henri II's mistress, and Catherine de Medici, Henri II's wife. I'd been there in 2009 and it was quite quiet then. This time it was a zoo! There's a long ballroom with ...