The location of this studio was everything you could hope for. 5 minutes from the Chateau D'Amboise and the town, and ideally situated for exploring this region of the Loire. Soizick the owner was absolutely charming and extremely helpful with local information, recommending some wonderful restaurants, especially L'Epicerie in Amboise opposite the Chateau and a little further away the Chateau Beaulieu on the outskirts of Tours for Dejeuner D'Affaires amazing, a gastronomic delight. Comfortable clean accommodation, excellent shower and lovely terrace with Hibiscus, honeysuckle, passionflower, very pretty. 5 minutes to the SNCF station if you don't want to take your car, we went to Tours, 15 minutes away by train. Excellent Cave at Vouvray with wine tour and chance to purchase wines to take home. Recommend the Cremant De Loire sparkling and any of the Vouvray wines. We travelled from Caen it took approx 3 hours with 2 stops, hardly any traffic, especially the new road, but tolls are payable, well worth it, much nicer than driving in England. By far the best thing in Amboise was the Clos De Luce where Leonardo Da Vinci used to live, charming manor house and lovely grounds with some of his working models in the gardens and on show. Chateau De Chenonceau and Chateau De Chinon well worth a visit. All in all a delightful holiday, we will definitely return to do the east of the Loire.
Thank a lot for your so wonderful appreciation ; it was so nice to speak together about you both and about France, Touraine etc you are lovely people and i am sure i see you again.