Chenoncheau

7 Days in Dordogne: The Finale

After six days in Dordogne with my Colorado friend, it was time for the grand finale.

The tour of the Château at Chenonceau was a bit crowded and hot but we managed to see most of it. Next was a view from another angle — a boat ride on the River Cher.

River boat launch at Chenonceaux

River boat launch at Chenonceaux

 

River view of the Chateau at Chenonceau

River view of the Chateau at Chenonceau

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…and if that wasn’t enough…

Balloon ride over the Chateau at Chenonceau and the Loire Valley

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Balloon over Chateau at Chenonceau and the Loire Valley

Balloon over Chateau at Chenonceau and the Loire Valley

 

 

My first balloon ride!!!

 

A toast to Julie and to me for a fun and memorable reunion! Here’s to friends! 

May they be with us for a reason, for a season … for a lifetime!

 

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  1. Oh, how lovely! I envy you- I have longed for years to take a balloon ride in Provence. But now I think that it would even better in the Loire valley. We have visited Chenonceau and the other famous chateaux but to see them from above would be splendid. Thanks for all the fabulous photos of your trip.

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    • We were concerned about the weather because it was cloudy all morning. By the time of our ride, it was perfect. Everyone should do it once in a lifetime. Loire was a good choice by Julie.

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    • Thank you, Elaine. I’d forgotten how fun it was to write everyday. I’m off to more of the Loire Valley in October. I’ll do it again. Meanwhile I hope to research some of the places I’ve been and people I’ve met, so please stay tuned!

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