This is a photo we took of the main road out of Chambord - we were on our way to Mont Saint Michel.
Even though the trip from Tours - Chenonceau - Amboise - Blois - Chambord was beautiful, the trip north from Chambord was the most stunning landscape we had the chance to see in France.
Beautiful green fields, and lovely trees lining the cleanest and picturesque roads *sigh* - every day I drive from Brisbane to the Gold Coast for work, and try to picture these images that will be with me forever.
It's just not the same though.....
This photo was taken just after passing through Blois. When we visited Chambord, the area had just experienced severe flooding, so the banks of the river were all brown and swollen. Nonetheless, it was still beautiful scenery, and the anticipation of arriving at the Chatteau made the trip even more exciting.
The Loire Valley had some of the most spectacularly picturesque little country roads in all of France.
Walk around to the southern side of the Chatteau, and you'll feel quite insignificant when you're greeted with the sheer magnitude of the formal gardens and grounds.
One thing that delighted our daughter Imogen, was the Mini-Chambord built identical to the original - only a portion of it's size! Great photo opportunity for the kids!