The Fairytale Chateau

Trip Start Oct 11, 2009
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Trip End Mar 10, 2010


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Saturday, October 31, 2009

From Amboise we had a short drive to Chenonceau where we keen toursits along with one tour group we there early and had to wait 10 minutes until the chateau opened for day.  Once through the gates it was a lovely walk through the forest where the leaves were all changing colour - amber, yellow, red - so pretty.  As we approach the end of the forest the chateau appears before us and its like stepping into a fairy tale.  The chateau sat on arches that straddles the River Cher and is surrounded by gardens which even though its late October are still stunning.  Inside over 3 floors we take in the places beauty - all of the rooms werer specatuarly painted withj deep blues, green and gold finishes, fine tapestries hang down the ceilings, large oil paintings litter the walls, period furniture gives us an insight into the life of its inhabitants over the years.  This chateau wowed us!

 
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