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Trip to the Loire - Part 3

Bonjour mes belles,

I cannot believe that it has been a week now since we left the lovely Loire valley. Continuing on with the tour.....

As you can see from the above photo, day 2 of our trip started with clear sky. We headed for the town of Blois as we wanted to visit the The Royal Château de Blois which is situated in the centre of town. 
First stop, cafe as French Boyfriend always needs an expresso or two, to wake him up.

Fortunately we found a cafe situated just below the chateau.....

 The fabulous facade of the chateau, as you can see by the photo; we arrived early hence the need for expresso by FB....

 I found him, near the entrance to the chateau, fabulous and very French.....not sure that he will fit in the car though.
Posing for the photo.....I think that these two beauties get a lot of practise....

Detailed shot of the stunning facade of the chateau....

The Royal Château de Blois was the residence of several French Kings and was the place where Joan of Arc went in 1429 to be blessed by the Archbishop of Reims before departing with her army to drive the English from Orléans.

Built in the middle of the town that it effectively controlled, the château of Blois comprises several buildings constructed from the 13th to the 17th century around the main courtyard.

It has 564 rooms and 75 staircases although only 23 were used frequently. There is a fireplace in each room. There are 100 bedrooms.

Interior  shot with FB at left hand side, not sure that he knew that he was in the photo.....

François' personal emblem was the salamander, and this can be found carved into walls, ceilings and doors throughout the palace.
Love the drain pipes, nothing ordinary here.

Tomorrow you will see some photos of the interior and also lots of photos of another fabulous Chateau which is crammed with lots of objects, all fabulous and very French.....

très bonne semaine à tous, Leeann x


  1. Everything is beautiful. I loved the Loire Valley but I did not get to visit this chateau. There are so many! I can't wait to go back.

  2. Thanks for sharing ...
    I never visit Loire and now I travel with you!
    I wait every friday your recipe ... this one seeme to be delicious!
    Have a wonderful week end.
    Bisou, Babi


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