An early morning start as we got up at 5am to be ready for a 6.30 pickup for a bus tour to Loire Valley chateaus.
This was a magnificent trip, visiting 3 chateaus of differing types through the day. It was rather amazing to see just how rich some of these people were (and still are!).
We were able to take photos at 2 of the 3 chateaus. The one we could not was still being used by the family, living on the top floor whilst the owner worked in Paris and came home by helicopter...............
Lunch was provided for us, a 3 course meal with wine, most pleasant!
A great day, with the only negative being a group of 8 very noisy and rude Spaniards who insisted in talking loudly whenever the guide was speaking in any other language than Spanish.
As with our previous days, a beautiful day but tomorrow there is rain predicted.