WordPress deleted my post which I drafted on their App inside the metro, usually they are supposed to save my drafts online.
Why!? Why is this happening @Wordpress team?
Anyway I was recording a recent trip (last weekend, aka 2 days ago) that Mr. Brown (hey hey) brought me in the Loire region. We drove 2 hours from Paris to reach Château de Chambord.
We wanted to visit there since a while and I was a bit pissed off last weekend when we couldn’t make it for various reasons.
However upon arrival we were immediately frightened by the heat, so far the hottest day in France throughout this year. We tried to escape the heat by spooning ice cream under parasol but hey, how long could this last?
We also read some reviews and especially some bad reviews (I tend to read the bad ones because I am a picky traveller, sorry!) stated that we should stay away from the door way, it’s crowded inside and not pleasant to visit at all.
In the end, Mr.Brown intelligently suggested to rent a golf cart so we could stroll around the castle without suffering – lazy hopeless tourist right?
And the entire experience worth the deal. I recommend anyone to do that when visiting the Chambord castle.
Especially for those who have no patience in visiting museums or rooms slept by kings/queens/mistresses. You can skip the castle inside (so no need to pay the ticket!) and enjoy the architecture view from any angle for free, as long as you keep away from door step.
I found this enjoyable (again) to drive the golf cart around the chateau and natural park surrounding. It’s comfy along the route and keep the heat from the sun off, we definitely do not want to walk under 39 Celsius degrees.
Now when I think back, I regret not holding an ice cream on one hand and drive the golf cart with another hand >.<
We also went to Orleans way back home since we needed to drive by the city anyway.
My very limited history connaissance reminded me this is a city where Jeanne d’Arc was sacrificed. As soon as we saw the immense cathédrale we both inhaled breathtakingly : Woahhhh!
It’s unexpectedly huge and most importantly : personne! (No one!)
I have the impression that this cathedral building is taller than Notre Dame Paris, or almost at the same size.
The city was totally dead though since it was a Sunday. Nothing is open even the Michelin restaurant open at 8 pm but close at 9:30 pm. What? Does it make any sense? Guess this shouldn’t be questioned at all since we are in France, plus far away from Paris. Every experience should be medieval, otherwise it is a modern surprise.
Luckily, we are staying in Paris, long live Paris!
We ended up in a crowded and very warm bistrot – Restaurant le Brin de Zinc. The menu is cutely design ( – not medieval, therefore a surprise!) but the heat had totally killed any vibes that pertained to the restaurant.
I was happy with my frog’s legs with linguine, Mr. Brown was unsatisfied though with his Welsh Royal, however who would order Welsh in France, more over in Orleans.
Can’t blame much on the restaurant.
For the first time we decided to skip the dessert in a French restaurant, we wanted so much to escape from the heat in the dining room.
This trip was enough pleasant, I am happy we made it! Since the day before trip we held a bbq/plancha party at our place until late at night, and I thought we couldn’t make it again.
Thanks again to Mr. Brown to make this trip memorable, he kept asking if the day was okay for me and if I was satisfied, to be honest I felt like a spoilt customer and continuously filling the customer satisfaction survey XD