Villa Bellagio Blois
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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A great night with electricity, makes a difference, a DVD and super food. Floods in the MH this morning from somewhere, sorted now and no problem. Heading to Marbouie in the rain. A lovely drive along minor roads with evidence of coypu, boar and deer in the forests and by the road ...
... as a hunting lodge for Francis I and changed hands several times it seems because apparently it was somewhat challenging to live in – very cold in winter and heaps of mossies in summer! It was a very cold castle to walk around on a cold day.
Left Nevers never to return ... Bought baguette & croissants on the way out then tried to get to a chateau. Mis-judged the distance to #1 by 100 km so went to #2 - Chateau de Cheveny. It is still owned by the family, but was opened to the public in 1922. Had lunch by the pond watching two white swans play. Then to Chambord, the King's hunting lodge commenced well prior to the French Revolution by Francis I, and finished 100 years later. ...
... King Francois fell in love with one of the paintings Leonardo had brought: The Mona Lisa. Francois gave Leonardo a nice house which was Francois' boyhood home! That house is the very house that is known a Clos Lucé! People also say that Francois looked up to da Vince a lot. The French king even called him "Father" and many known paintings show da Vince on his deathbed, with Francois holding his hand! You probably know many of ...
Today was more of a travel day than really anything else... We drove to Blois through the Loire Valley. Would I say the views were picturesque - no! We were on a main road - Cows, bails of hay, sunflowers, corn.... can only interest you for so long before you start nodding off. We did stop for lunch at a nice town called Angers. There is a very old castle there ...