A great day of cycling. 75 k with a tail wind and almost no gravel/dirt paths. Smooth macadam, some on roads (very little traffic) and the rest on bike paths. We really liked Saumur. A nice city but much smaller than Nantes and Angers. There was a possibility of rain today but it only drizzled a few times. Cloudy for most of the ride which is fine.
A shot break this morning. This was a typical bike path today.
Lunch time. It’s nice to have a picnic bench.
A view of the Loiree. Most of the ride was on a bike path built on top of a levee.
On our way into Villandry.
A nice meal in the cafe outside Villandry.
The three amigos.
Two shots of partofthe formal gardens. 52 K of box woods.
This is a photo of one of the rooms ceiling.
I’m not sure what they are discussing. Probably what flavor ice cream Brian wants tonight.
A view from the balcony of my hotel room.
A pic of the gardens.
Another view from my balcony.
The second part of the day was the tour of Villandry, built around 1535 and walking around Tours looking for a good restaurant and we found one with the help of the hotel staff. Need to remember to ask the hotel staff every night.