Monday, 29 September 2014

Loire Valley

Today we spent in the beautiful Loire Valley, around 300 chateaus/castles there.

We stopped for lunch at Amboise, a beautiful town where Leonardo da Vinci is buried at the chateau there, we didn't have long and literally had to run the last part of the visit.

We then went to the best chateau of the day at Chenoceau, it was beautiful both inside and out, once again we had to hurry and were disappointed we couldn't stay longer to look around the gardens and lounge around and have a drink.

They had the most beautiful floral arrangements in every room made by two resident florists with flowers from the gardens.
 

The last chateau of the day was Chombord, by far the biggest but not as nice as some, still impressive just by the size tho.
Back to Paris by 9pm
Today we have mooched around the city, walked and walked to Eiffel Tower and then all the way along to the Louvre, had an ice cream and a drink or 3 on the way. We haven't worked out the metro system here it is hard to decipher, but have the buses sussed, yay. 
No matter how many times you see the tower it is still wow 

All of the shops except touristy ones are closed on Sunday. Here is a display in a handbag shop

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