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Raine1967

(11,590 posts)
31. We went to Château d'Amboise, Clos Lucé and Château de Villandry
Tue Apr 19, 2016, 08:55 AM
Apr 2016

It was only a day trip but we managed to see these three:

Château d'Amboise:










Clos Lucé: (There is a tunnel that connects Lucé to d'Amboise for DaVinci)










and Villandry. (The gardens were still starting to pop but they were amazing nonetheless)












Have fun! I can't wait to get back there and spend a week!

oh wow What a wonderful problem! oldandhappy Apr 2016 #1
Congrats. One of the most beautiful places in Europe. GermanWatcher Apr 2016 #2
I also recommend Chinon, it's a lovely little town on the river underahedgerow Apr 2016 #9
Chinon was wonderful DebbieCDC Apr 2016 #26
they all look great but two I really like are the one Leonardo lived in (fabulous) and CTyankee Apr 2016 #3
I plan on about 4 days to visit several. I will have spent 10 days in Brittany CurtEastPoint Apr 2016 #5
been to Paris twice and had a river cruse down the Rhone into the south of France. CTyankee Apr 2016 #6
Sicily is very much on my to-do list. Enjoy! Mangia! CurtEastPoint Apr 2016 #7
I've been there once, 10 years ago. I couldn't see that damn painting because it had CTyankee Apr 2016 #8
'Burial of St Lucy' ? CurtEastPoint Apr 2016 #10
Hey, you know your Caravaggio! CTyankee Apr 2016 #35
Not really. It piqued my interest and ... Google! Good luck and... CurtEastPoint Apr 2016 #39
It will hopefully be in the church where the St. Lucy painting now is preserved. CTyankee Apr 2016 #40
Its like seeing the beautiful fairytale castles from my childhood books made real. procon Apr 2016 #4
Raine recently visited d'Amboise. elleng Apr 2016 #11
Sorry... who? CurtEastPoint Apr 2016 #12
Raine1967, elleng Apr 2016 #13
Thanks! CurtEastPoint Apr 2016 #15
What fun! doxyluv13 Apr 2016 #14
Those two are def on my list. Thank you! CurtEastPoint Apr 2016 #16
1 and 3 look like fairy tale castles! Odin2005 Apr 2016 #17
You apparently left out an essential one: Chambord Albertoo Apr 2016 #18
I did because I've been to it once but could go again! CurtEastPoint Apr 2016 #19
Oh, the memories! My husband and I honeymooned in France for a month--31 years ago. mnhtnbb Apr 2016 #20
wonderful area in many ways cynannmarie Apr 2016 #21
If you find one at a good price, feel free to grab it for me, ole buddy, ole friend! struggle4progress Apr 2016 #22
find the cheapest one with the best food...and no drafts snooper2 Apr 2016 #23
I love d'Ussé Recursion Apr 2016 #24
Azerbaijan-le-Rideau burrowowl Apr 2016 #25
Château de Chenonceau looks umissable TubbersUK Apr 2016 #27
Amazing Liberal_in_LA Apr 2016 #28
I've been to Saumur. suffragette Apr 2016 #29
Your comments (everyone's!) are so helpful. Thank you all so much! CurtEastPoint Apr 2016 #30
Looking forward to seeing your photos! suffragette Apr 2016 #34
We went to Château d'Amboise, Clos Lucé and Château de Villandry Raine1967 Apr 2016 #31
How delightful! Thank you... CurtEastPoint Apr 2016 #32
You're welcome! Raine1967 Apr 2016 #33
I'm partial to the top one KamaAina Apr 2016 #36
I am not the type of person who is envious but that ended jwirr Apr 2016 #37
Sure! And never say never! CurtEastPoint Apr 2016 #38
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