Loire Valley - Day 1
Trip Start Jun 16, 2011
41Trip End Jul 28, 2011
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Picked up our mini bus from the Charles de Gaulle Airport. Darrol is driving, with Liz navigating. A little scary driving on the wrong side of the road. I am listed as the alternate driver.
The Loire Valley is the home of "Chateaus", with around sixty chateaus in the area, mostly fronting the wide rivers that flow through the valley. A chateau is a small castle built for french royalty or elite.
The town of Amboise is an ancient town located right on the Loire River, with a chateau overlooking the the town. It is the town of Leonardo Da Vinci, who the King of France brought to France to work for him, and Leonardo is buried in the Castle.
After arriving and settling in to our motel, La Breche, we walked through the town and took some photos.
Jim and Kim.