L'Oree des Chateaux
Travel Blogs from Bracieux
... served with a poached egg on top) – so good!
Our drive to Paris was good – smooth, easy, big highways. It got a little crazy once we hit the city (wow – Paris is huge!), particularly around the périphérique – the ring road around the whole city. Once we finally got off that and into the city, it wasn’t too hard. Driving in Paris is challenging, because the one-way streets aren’t marked that ...
Chenonceau and Chateau d'Amboise today, Chambord tomorrow. Coincidence? Even Clos Lucé starts with "C"…must be a Loire thing.
Our day began with a walk to a bakery on the other side of the river (when in France…). We picked up some pastries for breakfast, and some bread to make lunches to bring with us in the car. Then we headed off to Chenonceau – about a 25 minute drive away. It was a little cooler (high of 12), but very ...
All good things must come to an end. We very much enjoyed our time with the Fizes, but we had to part ways today and continue on our journey. Unfortunately, our good luck with weather also ran out this morning (for a while, anyway). When we left Villeurbanne, it was 3°, and as we drove through the mountains, the temperature was dropping and rising with the elevation. It was raining for most of our drive in the morning, and for about half an hour, ...
to the lovely Blois this morning, although it was a little
disappointing as the 'Musee de Magic' was not open. Should have never
told Ella about it as it got her excited! (It was the former home of
the French 'Houdin' who the American Houdini got his name from. But
we ended up exploring all the quiet backstreets of Blois, very quiet
and built into the hills so many ...
... so really cool as aspects of Medieval
Architecture, right up to the 19th Century. Very grand and outside on
the roof is a maze of wonderful turrets, chimneys etc. We said it was
where the fairies lived and Ella loved it, big discussions as to
whose was whose room! Another plus for the low season, this is packed
during the summer, but we practically had the chateau ...