Visit to Chenonceau Chateau and then to Beaugency on the Loire

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September 20th 2013
Published: September 21st 2013
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We have been to Chenonceau Chateau once before but we remembered it as a lovely chateau to visit to decided to make it our stopping spot on the drive to Beaugency today.

It took us a couple of hours to get there but there is a carpark area dedicated to campervans so no problem parking. It was pretty busy as this is one of the most popular French tourist spots. The gardens are lovely, beautifully planted in both main areas. I had rather expected one garden to be in Autumnal colours but both were in pastel shades. We walked round both gardens and then toured the chateau along with quite a lot of other tourists. I have included several photos of the floral arrangements, especially for Lynne as I hope they will give her inspiration.

We were pleased to find the top floor long gallery open and set out with an excellent history of the chateau which was not there last time we came.

Lunch was lovely. I left Bob sitting outside while I stood in a long queue at the café and eventually came out with salmon, quiche, tomato salad and, to Bob’s delight as he had seen a lot of people eating them, some lovely frites. All excellent and a really pleasant place to eat a light summer meal.

We walked back to the Tandy by way of the flower gardens and then carried on our way to the aire on the river Loire at Beaugency.

Stopped to admire a chateau in a town we passed through but Bob parked in an awkward spot and when I came back round the corner it was to see Bob and Tandy disappearing round the corner. He did come back for me five minutes later and explained he had been causing a traffic jam so had to move.
Beaugency is is one of our usual stopping spots. Free, By the river and 5 minute walk into town. Excellent.

Usually when we walk up into town nothing is open except a couple of bars. Today everything was open, shops, bars and restaurants. Maybe we have never been here on a Friday before but it was rather nice to have a choice of bars where I could get my coffee and Bob his beer. I was also really pleased to find a card and toy shop which was open as had been wondering how to get a birthday card for George as I need to send it as soon as we get home.

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23rd September 2013

Flower Arrangements
Thank you so much for these I remember the Chateau, I am sure we were with you when we visited it.

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