Ruth likes to take the national roads (aka 'goat tracks') rather than the motorways. She thinks they are more scenic, except she doesn't have to drive on them. Occasionally though, she does come across some pretty little villages. Amboise was one of them, about 40 minutes down the D952 from [...]
Places are about the cities, towns and villages that we have visited. We try to include when we travelled, how we got there, where we stayed, what we did and whom we met. We also include visits to major tourist areas like the Loire Valley, the Pyrenees or the Alps, as well as tourist hot-spots like the Eiffel Tower or Monet's garden at Giverny. Famous castles within cities like Blois, Amboise and Carcassonne are also covered here.
Blois may be the City of Kings, but after a 24 hour flight from Australia and a two and a half hour drive from Charles de Gaule, we were feeling less than regal. Our surprise upgrade of a new Citroen C6, known as the President’s Car, was not the best […]