Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Day 11 History and Fun in Amboise, France

Besides Leonardo Da Vinci, Château du CLos Lucé and Château Amboisé, there is also another Château that we chose not to visit. Of course, it is one of the best known châteaus of the Loire Valley because of the unique location spanning the River Cher, near the small village of Chenonceaux in the Indre-et-Loire département.

Château Chenonceaux

As you can see, we missed a good one! But we had seen so many by now, that they were all running together in my head. We'll just have to go back!

We chose to spend more time in Amboise shopping, eating and drinking! 

This is the area we pretty much hung out in until it was time to get back to the hotel. We had to take a taxi because we didn't know where the bus was located or if it was even near. In France, the taxi's take about 45 minutes to get to you. It's not like NYC!

We found a place to taste wine!

my Rosé

Don's whiskey

I love the street signs in France!

Lovely narrow streets!

a quaint linen shop

street vendor making crepés with Nutella

Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire département in central France. It liaison the banks of the Loire river, 17 miles east of Tours. Today it is a small market town, but it was once home of the French royal court. The town still retains its medieval atmosphere and has plenty of good restaurants and cafés to relax in and sample the local wines and produce of the area. 

we ate here for lunch

Then we found a wine shop that we could sit, drink, do a tasting in one of those glass cases where you put the card in and the siphon gives you the amount you choose.

Don hailing the one cab coming to pick us up!

And we wait......

WE decided we would buy dinner in town instead of going out to eat!

all the meat and cheese one could ever want

and he cut all of it for us

we also went to a baker to get fresh bread and pain au chocolat