Sunday, July 5, 2009

Loire Valley~Paris Trip Day #4

We were up and out early today. The tour guide picked us up at our hotel at 8 am. We headed to the Loire Valley with our first stop at Amboise. Amboise is a medieval fortress for royals during the reigns of King Charles VIII and Francois I (late 15th~early 16th century). Leonardo da Vinci visited here often and his tomb is placed in the chateau's chapel

Our next stop was Chateau du close luce built in 1471. The chateau de clos luce was located 400 meters from the Royal Chateau d'Amboise. Le Clos Luce was bought by Charles VIII in 1490 and was a royal and summer residence for two hundred years of the Kings of France. Of all those who entered the gates of Le Clos Luce, the greatest genius who was invited by King of France was Leonardo da Vinci. He moved into the chateau in 1516.

I will

continue tomorrow with the rest of the Loire Valley. The next chateau I will share with you now holds some very special memories for our family. To be continued......

No comments:

Post a Comment

Twitter Updates

    follow me on Twitter

    About Me

    My photo
    Lake Geneva, WI
    Tres Belle Boutique is located in beautiful downtown Lake Geneva. Tres Belle Boutique is a women's apparel and gift boutique. Our boutique is filled with beautiful merchandise from designer women's apparel to the perfect gift for someone special. Very beautiful, as the French names implies, is just what Tres Belle has to offer. Whether a picture of the Eiffel Tower or a beautiful piece of jewelry that originates from France, you will feel the French influence throughout the store. The boutique offers garden and home decor, specialty gifts, jewelry, handbags, accessories, lotions, and vintage chic repurposed furniture. If you are looking for an outfit to set you apart from the rest or a special gift, Tres Belle Boutique is a must for distinguished shoppers. We would love for you to stop in if your in town or if not check us out on our website,