BLOIS , Loire Valley
|John from Falls Church, VA wrote:
|There is a wonderful diversity of
castles of different styles and periods. Local guides enhanced the
experience by providing historic background and interesting stories of
those who lived there.
|John, is one of the first
repeat customers. He will be going on the Best Castles of Britain
and Ireland Tour of September, 2002.
|For more customer
testimonials click here.
Day 6 - Wednesday
Meals Included: Breakfast
A rich day of sightseeing. Drive to lovely CHENONCEAU, the 16th century chateau of Catherine de Medici, inside visit included.
Drive through the 13,600 acres park of CHAMBORD. This impressive Renaissance chateau has a magnificent staircase designed by Leonardo de Vinci. Inside visit with local guide.
Meet after dinner for the SOUND AND LIGHT SHOW AT BLOIS CASTLE.
|Mohamed, 32, from Ontario, Canada wrote:
|It was a grayish, autumnal day, the wind blowing the
leaves around us as we walked around the grounds of the castle before we
went to the little
eatery and enjoyed some authentic French crepes. We had spent the better
part of the morning discovering the castle itself, which, to our
was almost barren of tourists at this time of year. I ventured
throughout its dark and empty spaces to reach the balcony, from whence I
in the inspiring view of the nearby countryside, around me the spires
rose into the dark French sky, lifting my soul with them. this was,
after all, Chambord, I had never seen it and did not know where my kind
friend Sophie was leading me. I took a picture in front of the bridge
with the castle behind us, the wind blowing the leaves in our faces, the
green of the grass contrasting with the gray sky and the white/black
facade of the castle...some images you just never forget. To me, this
will always be France at its best.