There was a tiny chapel under the museum.We found some Roman ruins just off Place Plumereau.On day three we went to Amboise. It's a small town on the Loire where Leonardo DaVinci spent the last few years of his life. Warren and I had been there before and we knew Summer and Jerry would love it. This is the chateau in Amboise.
This is one of the towers of the chateau.Here's a little street in the town center.As we walked along the road on our way to Clos Luce (da Vinci's house) we saw lots of houses built into the limestone cliffs. When they excavated for limestone to build chateaux they were left with hundreds of miles of tunnels and people ended up turning them into homes.This is Clos Luce. The house is beautiful but the best part is the garden.It had a pond where we rode a paddle boat modeled on a daVinci design.
A rare photo of all four of us.
This is part of the garden.
Here's a wider shot of the same thing.
And another one. Okay, so I liked this part of the garden a lot.
There was steam coming off the pond.
This picture is taken in the exact same spot as a picture taken on our previous visit to Clos Luce in 1994. I'll have to dredge up that photo and place them side by side for a comparison. More fat. More grey. More wrinkles. I wonder what else will be different...
There was a cool play ground. That's me and Jerry
There were models of daVinci's inventions all over the garden. This is a tank.
Here's Jerry at the cafe.
The next day we went to Futuroscope, a theme park built in the 80s. I took this picture from the car on the way there.
You've seen this one before but I like it so I left it in.
I like this one because you can see Warren in the center but then if you look on the sides you see me and Summer taking the picture.
Later in the day we went for a walk along the river.
Then we came back to the house and played Blokus.