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.
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.
We are requested to go outside on the terrace while Colin sorts out the rooms.
We are then shown to our rooms. We have been assigned the room where King Henry IV would consort with his Mistress.
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.
The meal tonight is prepared by our Host Charles Henri with assistance from Douglas.
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.