Two castles and a garden

September 24.

Right next to the station is a campsite for camper vans. Here we park our campers and start our biking for today. A short visit to the Chateau of Blois that we have visited some years before. _DSC1480_new

The first king of Blois can be seen in a niche above the entrance.

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Above the small entrance is a relief of the emblem of Louis XII a porcupine. Also on the pavement of Blois one can find the porcupine.

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We follow the signs for the Loire biking track and cross once again the river.

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Since the Middle Ages there was a castle in Chaumont. Along the centuries it became a beautiful chateau which the French government in 1938 purchased together with the huge Park.

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_DSC1515_newAt the station of Onzain we realize we have to wait 1 1/2 hour for the next train. Rainer and Domy decide to go for a coffee in the meantime and than take the train back to Blois. Yves and I want to use the time to visit the garden of Chateau Chaumont. Yves locks the bikes with his strong lock – my rather thin one appears him not safe enough.

Every year several garden archtitects showcase their flower arrangements – this with beautiful flowers but rather strange themes…

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After our visit we discover we are trapped! Because Yves gave his car keys to Domy together with the keys for his strong lock… Rainer – already in Blois – hopps back in the train with the keys to rescue us. The official in the station looks a bit puzzled to see us again._DSC1579_new

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