France Trip, August 2012
Sunday, August 19
We ate breakfast and drove a little over two hours to see Chateau de Chambord. The huge chateau (originally built by Francois I as a little country hunting lodge) is quite dramatic
to walk up to. It was extremely hot, and we nearly roasted walking around on the white crushed rock of the walkways.
The family on the way to see Chambord.
Eric, Heather and Aubrie outside Chambord.
The entire family with the front entrance of the chateau behind us. Part of the building was
being restored, which is why there is scaffolding on the left side of the rooflines.
In the courtyard of Chambord
Allie and Claire up on the roof terrace
The incredible rooflines of Chambord. The chateau was built to look like a city
skyline, in particular the skyline of Constantinople.
When we returned down the double-helix marble staircase to the ground floor, a choir of
French horns was playing, their sounds echoing up the staircase.
Chateau Montpoupon, which we passed on the way back from Chambord
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