29 June 2021

First stop: Chambord

Our old friend Evelyn and new friend Esta arrived here yesterday at about 6:30. We had a light supper (pâtés, goat cheeses, salads, local wines) and then I drove them over to their B&B at about 8:00. The B&B is run by woman who was born here and lived for 18 years in Los Angeles. She and her American husband came to live in the Saint-Aignan area five years ago. Despite light rain predicted for this morning, we're going to head out for a driving tour of the main châteaux on this end of the Loire Valley, including Chambord (photos below)...





I took these photos in 2003, just a few months after we had moved into our house here in Saint-Aignan.
The Château de Chambord was built about 500 years ago.

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  1. Gorgeous photos!
    I hope you all have a great day!

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    1. Evelyn mentioned you yesterday when Walt was telling them about 1981-82 in Paris. She remembered that you were in Paris that year too, and that we knew each other there. We expect some light rain today but I don't think it will prevent us from having a good time. Both Evelyn and Esta are very good company.

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  2. Nice and comfy litle cottage! Ken, say hello to Evelyn and I wish you all a great time. Not much French spoken!

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    1. Was it the Canon, in 2003, for these great photos?

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  3. Have a great day! I know Evelyn has visited before, has Esta?

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    1. Esta visited France for three days in the sixties and never the Loire Valley. We are having a wonderful time with very little rain.

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    2. Esta had a brief 3 day visit to France in the late 60s. She is having a great time.

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  4. Chambord, always so photogenic with the roof towers...

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  5. Lovely day planned. Have fun! FRANCE!!!

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  6. Since you took those pictures, the formal 18th century gardens in front of the chateau have been replanted according to their original design. The project was funded by an American patron.

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