Tuesday, 17 June 2014

A Visit to Chambord

 Me in a Rosalie in the grounds of the Chateau of Chambord.

We had a few days off in early May so decided to visit Bracieux and Chambord, to try out a restaurant there and check out the progress with the building works on the chateau. We had heard it was covered in scaffolding and wasn't worth visiting, but in fact the scaffolding made a relatively minor impact on our day. We hired a four wheeled pedal powered 'Rosalie' for €20/hour and set off round the grounds. Unfortunately for Simon, the pedals on my side stopped working after about 20 minutes. I thought the thing was rattly and noisy and would recommend hiring regular bikes or walking as a more peaceful way of progressing.
Botany Outing: There will be a general botany outing on Saturday 21 June to see the notable plants of the Pelouses des Hauts de Bertignolles. Meet at 14.30 in Candes Saint Martin in the carpark on the left bank of the Vienne. Organised by the Association de Botanique et de Mycologie de Sainte Maure de Touraine.


  1. You could have swapped sides with Simon!!

  2. yeah. That was REALLY going to happen....

  3. Which restaurant did you try Susan?

  4. Fraussie: The Café de Commerce.