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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Wine, Chateau and More Wine.....

After a long night of travelling and flashbacks reminescent of working nights shifts we finally landed at CDG airport.  After battling Paris gridlock we made to our peaceful abode in Amboise aty 3:00 p.m. (that's 9 a.m. our time, that's right, no sleep for 24 hours).  Getting harder for us old folks.  Our little B&B chateau is a charming slice or rural France.  Our hostess is wonderful and our breakfast includes fresh homemade breads, cakes and jams.


 For our 1st full day we visited Chambord chateau, the largest chateau in France and dates back to 1519 and took 150 years to complete.

For those of us who can afford copper downspouts and eavestrough, read em' and weep. Now that Greg has seen the ones at Chambord Chateau, he thinks the ones at Red Oaks suck.  Sorry Ted.

Looking up at the beautiful architecture from inside the chateau's keep.

The king's bedchamber with gold gild painted on the walls.  The chateau has over 400 rooms (only 80 open to the public) but was originally designed as a "hunting cottage". 


  1. A 400 room hunting cottage, we clearly are doing something wrong.

    Or at least living in the wrong time.

  2. Anything over 300 rooms is just showing off, IMHO...

    Thanks for the pictures of the architectural details, Lisa - very nice. Keep 'em coming!

  3. Looks like alot of walking. I see Steve has his sensible shoes on. Are those socks the ones with arthritic support action?