Leaving Bordeaux

Monday, 15 June, 2015

So, it is goodbye to Bordeaux. We pack our bags, have breakfast and then board the bus to our next destination in the Loire. It is a long 5+ hours ride and around half way we stop at a roadhouse for a bite. I think many of us were looking for a burger and chips but this was too upmarket for that. Instead, I had a chicken baguette which was OK and Julie a croissant. Then we continue on our way.

Trying to show turn off to Le Mans. The big race was yesterday.

Trying to show turn off to Le Mans. The big race was yesterday.

It really was not too bad of a trip given how long it was. The weather was rainy all the way but at our Chateau it was nice and sunny and apparently would be the whole week. Whoopee.

Our Chateau

Our Chateau

Impressive old Chateau

Impressive old Chateau

The owners and staff ran out to meet us and told us to leave the bags and they would bring them in. Not everyone obeyed.

The owners and staff ran out to meet us and told us to leave the bags and they would bring them in. Not everyone obeyed.

In the lounge room

In the lounge room

The lounge room, another view

The lounge room, another view

We are requested to go outside on the terrace while Colin sorts out the rooms.

A small part of the gardens

A small part of the gardens

Our hostess and welcome drinks

Our hostess and welcome drinks

The Two Dogs

The Two Dogs

We are then shown to our rooms. We have been assigned the room where King Henry IV would consort with his Mistress.

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The Bedroom

The Bedroom

The Colourful Ceiling from centuries past

The Colourful Ceiling from centuries past

The Modern Bathroom

The Modern Bathroom

Pictures of King Henry and his Mistress

Pictures of King Henry and his Mistress

From our balcony the Boys in the distance and JV entering the foreground

From our balcony the Boys in the distance and JV entering the foreground

We notice that there are several of our group having drinks on the terrace so we decide to join them with a bottle of Rose. Then, after a couple of hours it is formal happy hour time.

Some of the drinks

Some of the drinks

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The Dining Room Table Set

The Dining Room Table Set

Some of the Wines

Some of the Wines

The meal tonight is prepared by our Host Charles Henri with assistance from Douglas.

Asparagus Mouse with Scallops

Asparagus Mouse with Scallops

Beef and Vegies

Beef and Vegies

On the plate. Michael got lumbered with a massive serve by the waitress

On the plate. Michael got lumbered with a massive serve by the waitress

Our Host, Charles Henri

Our Host, Charles Henri

Cheese. Alencon is famous for its cheeses

Cheese. Alencon is famous for its cheeses

So, we are in Alencon at this old Chateau for the rest of the tour – 6 nights. BTW: the Nazis had taken over this chateau for one of their headquarters during World War II.

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One Response to Leaving Bordeaux

  1. Lois says:

    Happy all is going well for you.We are back home now so will have the time to enjoy the rest of your holiday!

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