We should have been working today, with Australian clients who had planned to stay at the comfortable and friendly Clos d'Amboise Hotel then join us for two days of touring, but the Covid-19 lockdown has prevented them coming and they've had to cancel their trip altogether. Today would have started with a morning at the huge chateau of Chambord, then lunch at a large and popular workers restaurant in the nearby village of Bracieux. After a simple but generous lunch surrounded by locals we were going to visit the Chateau of Cheverny, with its wonderfully original interior and pack of lolloping hounds. To round off the day we would visit a small family run winery where our travellers get to taste a wine made from a rare grape variety only found in this small area of the Loire Valley. Good Friday is not a holiday in France, so businesses are all open normally.
|On the roof of the Chateau of Chambord -- the highlight of a visit to this vast hunting lodge.|
|Tulips from a previous year at the Chateau of Cheverny. The photos the Chateau are posting on social media for this year are of a truly magnificent display. Such a shame the public won't get to see them.|
|The Daridan family have been winemakers for generations.|
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