Day 3 in Blois
Trip Start May 23, 2013
39Trip End Jun 28, 2013
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The cyclists meanwhile rode out to Chateau Cheverny a loop ride of 48kms where I went yesterday.
I decided to stay in Blois today and visited the Royal Chateau Blois. The chateau combines four distinct wings around a central courtyard, each one corresponding to a distinct period and style. The 19th and 20th century restorations complete the architectural history of the chateau. The first is the Gothic medieval fortress of 13th century; the second the flamboyant Louis XII wing 1498 - 1501; the third the renaissance Francois 1st wing 1515-1520 and lastly the classicism Gaston d'Orleans wing 1635- 1638. I then had lunch and wandered through a part of the town I hadn't visited before doing a little bit of retail therapy!
When Col arrived back we visited a Museum about the French Resistance movement during the Second World War. Very interesting but very sobering as well. Then it a was beer in a sunny courtyard before back to the hotel for tomorrow's cycle briefing and then out to dinner. Now it's lights out again.