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Sep 6, 2016 - Day nine:from chablis to the Loire (blah,blah, Blois)

After breakfast (crepes and the most amazing pain au chocolat) we said au revoir to the maison du moulin des roches. It took three hours and 28 euro (the autoroute is expensive)to drive from chablis to amboise. We stopped in blois for lunch and to see the chateau but had a lot of trouble finding a place to park. By the time we did park and eat (lunch, at a cafe, and yes i had a salad) we decided we would just keep driving. We made it to amboise just before 3:30 and had our second driving ridiculousness of the day: there was only one way...

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Sep 8, 2013 - Cormeray, France

Hi Arrived Blois via train, found hotel where tandem was awaiting, checked out Blois, then we rode out to Chateau Chambord, which was fantastic, amazing architecture for it's day & stone masonry spiral staircases etc. The 1st days ride was a bit devastating, ended up way too long -after going the long way to the Chateau, and then another kick in the guts when a nice French chap sold us the pup, giving us directions to Cormeray - 3 times longer than it needed to be. Arrived about 6 pm, we did well considering the weight, of the tandem...

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But's Euro Trip 2013

Jul 3, 2012 - Finding a Treasure

Another pretty easy ride today – a mere 32 kms, which enabled us to spend some time “chateauing”. The first chateau we visited is one of the grandest in all of France: Chambord., a world heritage site – not bad for a hunting lodge! The chateau was enormous – 77 staircases and 282 fireplaces, and grounds that encompassed 5400 hectares. The chateau was envisioned by Francis I, but it was Henry II and Louis XIV who finished it. It is, not surprisingly, very symmetrical. Beautiful on the outside, but cavernous, cold and stark on the inside. It...

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Tour de France

Oct 23, 2010 - Blois

Blois – Although we seriously considered renting a car, in order to get to some of the many castles along the valley for which the Loire region is so famous (as well as the wines, of course), we opted to stick with the train, which limits our choice, but – well, we can’t see everything! Blois Chateau is interesting and impressive. So much more worth the admission price than Bizy in Vernon! And right in the heart of the town. We have given up on Cheverny and Chambord… just can’t get to them without car … or bicycle! (which is another...

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Apr 14, 2010 - Chateau Chenonceau & Blois

Wednesday 14th April 2010 Weather:-Cold/overcast-9 degrees Saumur to Blois 149k=2:15h Driving around in France you find on the sides of the roads lots of signs to let us tourists know where all the Chateaus and Castles are and today one of them was actually on our itinerary. A stop at the Chateau de Chenonceau was high on our agenda today, situated on the Cher River and built in the 16th century. The layout has been copied from the former medieval fortresses that were surrounded by moats. Know as the 'Ladies Chateau' because it was owned or...

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Dec 18, 2008 - France

Thursday, we picked up our car, we have a silver citroen C3. Brett finds it difficult to drive on the other side of the road, but he tells me it is only his first day! Once we had our stress of using the GPS (or should I say my stress of using it for the first time and trying to deal with Brett's driving frustrations) to get out of the city and find a petrol station we were on our way to Blois. On our way into the town we decided to visit a Chateau. First one off the list on the GPS and signs was the Chambord Chateau. It was beautiful....

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