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Trip Report Live report from The Loire Valley

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Hi all.....I don't usually do reports on the go but have just had the best couple of days in Azay Le Rideau and wanted to share. Thanks to lots of research and advice from you guys, we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

We are staying at The Grand Monarque hotel and couldn't be happier. We do have the Tours suite and its very comfortable with plenty of room. The restaurant was great For one meal, as it has a limited menu but oh wow just the loveliest meal in an open shady courtyard. I'll post full descriptions in my t/r when we return home.

A brief overview....

We loved Chinon...the cathedral, the town and the market. Cannot recommend enough, I did want to try the elevator up....just in the name of research of course....but we walked up one way and down another, sigh. Lunch at Cafe de Sarts just ok.

Drove onto Fontevraud Abbey, wow. Charming in its size and simplicity.

Drove 'home' via Chateau d'usse......holy cow!!!! So impressive .... We didn't go in, but great photo ops on the little bridge.

Today we headed to Chateau de Villandry, oh my the gardens, so beautiful and I'm sure in spring and the height of summer, they would be more impressive. We only did the garden entry. We then headed to Amboise.....where does one begin? What a great setting and so accessible. We had the most amazing lunch, before we headed up to the chateau. Honestly, stop researching and have lunch at Le Patio. That one will stay with me for a while. Just wait till the t/r with photos. Teaser..... The Mille feuille wow.

The weather has been amazing for us, we've covered a lot of miles on foot but if that means I can eat more Mille feuille, then so be it.

Next stop Reims.

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