Biking Loire Valley, Stay in Amboise?

Oct 26th, 2013, 02:04 PM
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My favroite chateau - the Chateau d'Eau standing sentinel on a higher place in town.
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Oct 26th, 2013, 02:30 PM
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As I saaid before avoid the main N road along the south side of the Loire - too busy and too marrow a shoulder but the series of D roads (in white on Michelin maps for the most part) that go along the northern bank - thru Onzain to Blois I have biked many times and they are superb was to get between Blois and Amboise.
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Jan 19th, 2014, 08:36 PM
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Just booked a flat in Amboise for a week. Additional thoughts on great sights to see nearby by bike or car appreciated.
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Jul 7th, 2014, 03:32 PM
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PalenQ on Oct 26, 13 at 5:04pm

My favroite chateau - the Chateau d'Eau standing sentinel on a higher place in town.

When I google Chateau d'Eau, I only come up with the Metro stop in Paris. Can you point me in the correct direction PalenQ?

I've rented a car at CDG so we'll drive to Amboise and have it for most of the week to explore the region before returning to Paris via train.
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Jul 7th, 2014, 04:45 PM
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Um, I think PalenQ was making a joke because château d'eau in French just means water tower, which are usually on a high spot anywhere.

Châteaux in the Loire:

http://www.chateaux-de-la-loire.fr/c..._the_loire.htm

Biking in the Loire:

http://www.cycling-loire.com/

Links to local tourist office websites:

http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...-de-france.cfm
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Jul 7th, 2014, 04:56 PM
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LOL. Got me. Duh.
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Um, I think PalenQ was making a joke because château d'eau in French just means water tower, which are usually on a high spot anywhere>

Yes and pardon my esoteric joke!
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