After breakfast we left at 9:15 for the farmers market in Amboise along the river Loire. Quite an experience! Cathy even ordered a chicken in French sign language?! She was so proud of herself.
We bought food for the next few days. Then went back for a nap.
|This is the arch to come into the property. At least the street was wider than at the gate in Chartres!|
|Sam "Where's the food"|
|We are in the Pavillion Lucas|
|These are into the side of the cliffs.|
The first floor bathroom really has a problem! It stimks! Jen said in one of the reviews they had mentioned a toilet stink problem.
We picked some some jasmine on the way back from the cemetery to put in the bathroom to help the smell situation. (it didn't help for long.)
Our itinerary for Day 4
June 19 ~ Sunday ~ Day 4~Amboise (Am-bwa z)
Day of Rest - Things we can do: (Stores are closed!)
market along the banks of the river Loire at Amboise. Pick
up perishables food for the next 4 days (tomatoes for stews,
salad fixens, nuts, Corn & potatoes, baggette for lunch)
GROCERY SHOP at market! We have picnics coming up!
Sleep, Sleep, Sleep
Rent a bike
2 bis rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau
- 02 47 57 00 28
- 02 47 57 00 28
Dinner and Hot Chocolate in Amboise
- L'Echanson, 5 Rue d'Orange, 37400 Amboise, France. A small variety of high-quality dishes that use local produce. Fixed-prix menus available - 21€/25€ (this may vary depending on food available). Food can also ordered a la carte. Excellent selection of wines that can be bought by glass for tastings
~This evening have bags packed and ready by door so we have more time in morning for castles.
~pack a lunch for tomorrow
Many of the châteaux in the Loire Valley offerSound and Light Shows (Son et Lumière)during the summer season. The shows vary from one château to the next, but all try to transport you to the time when the châteaux were the home of royalty. It's a fun way to thrust yourself into history.
The Château d'Amboise has a charming Son et Lumière that is performed by over 400 volunteers from Amboise and the surrounding villages. It traces the château's history and focuses on the time of King François I, who ruled from 1515 to 1547. With a series of processions, dances, flaming torches, acrobatics, and horses, as well as music and creative lighting effects, the show presents a delightful picture of life at Amboise in the 1500s.
Leonardo da Vinci, who was living nearby at Clos Lucé at the invitation of François I, puts in an appearance, and the show culminates with brieffireworks. Spectators are seated in grandstands with an open view of the château and its grounds. Afterwards you can greet the cast—Jane even got to pose with King François I!
Azay-le-Rideau (UNDER RESTORATION, NOT OPEN AND SCAFFOLDING ON OUTSIDE) takes a different approach, inviting visitors to stroll through the grounds around the château, while music seems to come from the trees. Projections on the châteaucomplete the picture. The grounds are open for about an hour, and visitors stay as long as they want and go at their own pace.
Most Sound and Light Shows invo lve no performers, but rather project images and sound on the monuments, telling the history through pictures, music, and dialogue (usually in French).
The first Sound and Light Show was presented at the Château de Chambord in the Loire Valley in 1952. The invention is credited to Paul Robert-Houdin, who was curator of Chambord, and who was also the grandson of Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, famous magician and showman fromBlois. Chambord still offers a delightful Sound and Light Show today.
Sound and Light Shows are also presented atChenonceau and Blois, as well as other châteauxin the region. Check with the local Tourist Officefor show times, prices, and availability of performances in English or other languages.
The Tourist Information Office in Amboise sellscombination tickets that can save you a little money. Also some Sound and Light Show tickets will include a discount coupon for a visit.