When in Amboise we stayed across the road from the Château du Clos Lucé. At one point the summer residence of the Kings of France, it is probably more famous for being the final home of Leonardo da Vinci. Apart from the Château there are lovely gardens which included some translucent canvases and some machines […]
Our trip from Portsmouth to Paris took the majority of one whole day – a train, a fast train and a slow cab ride. It had been cold and blustery and uninviting at the base of England but as the Eurostar emerged from the tunnel out to the green of France even our 7 year […]
Across the road from our apartment in Amboise was the Château du Clos Lucé where Leonardo da Vinci lived for his last three years. Adjacent was a small vacant block of land where some Poppies had sprung up. We walked past both each day as we ambled into the centre of Amboise for lunch or […]
The gardens at Chenonceau were wonderful, though the Lavender below was actually sitting on the table in the kitcjen which is down close to the water line in one of the bridge piers.
The Central Hall of the Natural History Museum was an amazingly grand space. Once we stopped roaring at dinosaurs we walked up the steps to take in more of exhibits. I’ve some more photos from up the top which I’m sure will come into a future post.