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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.
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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.

Chambord Castle
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360 Panorama of the Courtyard at Blois

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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 delight, 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 breathed 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.

































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