Loire Valley

loire-valleyLeonardo Da Vinci’s Home, le Clos du Luce

I had been looking forward to seeing the Chateau where Leonardo da Vinci lived the last years of his life.  The Clos du Luce had a great workshop with examples of what da Vinci had invented.  The gardens showcased some of his inventions as well: a portable bridge, treadmill, waterwheel, etc. He ended his days in a beautiful Chateau with great gardens.  Da Vinci is buried in his own separate chapel with a large headstone on the grounds of the Chateau d’ Amboise which overlooks the Loire River and the town of Amboise…very picturesque.  In the town of Amboise on the Loire River, I stayed in a large chateau with a converted stable and a central courtyard containing gardens…. very charming.

Chateau de Chaumont and Chateau de Chenonceau
One day was spent visiting the Chateau de Chaumont and Chateau de Chenonceau. Chateau de Chaumont is situated atop the Loire River with a sweeping view. Again, over the years, we have visited Chateau de Chenonceau with friends and family; it never disappoints.
Chateau de Chaumont

Chateau de Chenonceau

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