We’ve spent the last couple of days mostly touring a few more chateaux, and eating. 😉 I’ll share detailed accounts once we’re home, including many more pictures, but in the meantime here are a few highlights. Monday’s weather wasn’t bad…a few sprinkles and some sunshine.
We started off at Chaumont-sur-Loire and happened across a special garden exhibit featuring fantastical horticultural interpretations of “The Seven Deadly Sins” by several artists and landscape artists. We spent quite a bit of time looking at the various entries.
Chaumont sits on a hill above the Loire and has some lovely views. After Chaumont, we drove over to Cheverny. I should add that since we’ve been in Amboise we haven’t needed to use the GPS, as the roads are much better marked and we now have a sense of what some of the signage means.
Cheverny also has beautiful grounds. We wished we’d left ourselves more time for this visit, as there are boat and tram tours that show additional areas of the grounds not accessible on foot.
Yesterday it began raining just as we set off for Villandry, and continued steadily for most of these rest of the day. Still, we couldn’t resist spending time exploring the stunning gardens.
Again, I’ll post more at a later point, including some photos of the interiors. But right now, I have to finish re-packing because we have a train to catch… 😉