Of all the châteaux we visited two years ago, Chenonceau is my favourite. We came back to show it off to our visitors.
It spans over the Cher River in beautiful arches.
Me with Catherine de Medici's garden in the background.
|Gerry, Becky & Emélie|
|Marguerite & Karl|
Look very, very closely. Can you see the fish in the water?
Their mouths are open and coming out of the water, ready to swallow you up!
|See, I bought my ticket!|
|Becky, Emélie & Gerry, in the Forecourt standing on the steps of the Marques Tower|
|Becky & Emélie in the kitchen with all the copper pots|
|Sainte Cécile at the piano|
|Mom & daughter|
|Dad and daughter|
|Marguerite & Karl: shadow puppets|
As the sun was starting to set, we were all feeling rather hungry. We discovered that 5 people can't readily drop into a restaurant without reservations, but we found a small hotel not far out of town called Château de l'Île. The beauty of being five people is that we have lots of different dishes to taste and compare!
|Melon with smoked duck|
|Ok, maybe Gerry could eat Emélie's langoustine. But first, a little "getting acquainted" time!|
|Huge stuffed mushrooms|
|Cod fish with a mushroom sauce and rice|
|Chicken half, gravy and scalloped potatoes|
|Steak with mushrooms, gravy and scalloped potatoes|
We all seemed to agree that the desserts were awesome, whether we had the still warm Chocolat Fondant, or the chocolate mousse with an almond tuile.
Now, how far did you say we had to drive before getting home? Ok, Karl, you be the chauffeur for the next two hours!