The Chateaux experience
Trip Start Jul 03, 2010
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We checked into one of the Etaps in Orleans- the centre of the Loire Valley and proceeded to plan the Chateaux we would visit.
When you are in Rome do as the Romans do so off to the Chateaus.
The first one was stunning inside and out, also interesting history, ie originally the residence of the mistress and when the wife found out chucked her out to the more modest estate up road and took over, got to love those wives
Chateau De Chaumont-Sur-Loire was a disappointment as I think the 9 euros collected at the gate is being used for something other than upkeep. Perhaps Vicki had the right idea by staying in the bar on the other side of the road?? Outside is impressive but inside it is a DIY project. Also alot of modern art which just did not seem right, however the stables and the new garden added in 1945 is amazing with topiary to die for. Also a fernery come indoor winter garden.