Finally I am better. I eventually had to go to the Doc on Wednesday to get Antibiotics which i took until Saturday. Friday I was feeling much better already.
So Day Seven was Monday the 28th March in France, Chenoncheaux
It was quite a chilly day, with a bit of drizzle here and there, but for the most part clear. We had a lovely breakfast
and then set off to explore the nearest Chateaux- Chenonceaux which was literally down the road from our Hotel.
Some shots of inside the ChateauxJust love these tiles! They must of been beautiful in their day!
One of the bedrooms.
A bit of history as taken from the site : "Château des Dames as recorded in the French history books, Chenonceau owes a large part of its charm to women: it was built in 1513 by Katherine Briçonnet, then made even more attractive by Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Médicis, and saved from the rigours of the French Revolution by Mrs Dupin."
Oh this was our little car we drove around in.
Next chateaux was Villandry.
Villandry was completed toward 1536 and was the last of the large chateaus built in the Loire Valley during the Renaissance. More history here. (really interesting)
The gardens here are amazing. I would love to see them in summer, they must be spectacular!
Have a look at the gardens here over the seasons! Beautiful!
We could walk into the forest above the castle which was lovely, lot's of flowers growing here and there, daffodils and tulips. The earth soft and moist with that lovely fresh, wet ground smell and leaves lining the trodden paths.
This is a good view of the different vegetable and herb gardens. The one in the foreground is the Garden of Love-can you see the heart shaped hedges? So pretty. In summer, in amongst the hedges are full of flowers, color co-ordinated.
We could also go the castles keep and look out over the valley. Really a spectacular site!
Some views of inside.
Heading back to the hotel again...
We got back and went for a walk around the Village. This was one of my favorite parts of the whole holiday.It was just so peaceful and quiet and the sun was setting and everything was bathed in that warm, yellow dusk light. I love that time of day! Walking around a village in the middle of France, it was just so special.
And then we took a drive to Montrichard and caught the sunset and ate dinner at some cute little place.
And that was the end of our day 7!
One more day to show you and then I want to show you my journal and some of the vintage postcards i got there. Enjoy your day!