Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Paris Day 6

  • Today we saw Chateau Cheneaux. This was probably the most interesting castle we saw on this trip. It was smaller than Chambord, but the tour was done very well and restorations made it feel like it was still a working castle (although there was extensive restoration taking place on the exterior which made the pictures ugly). This castle was built on a river. The plan was for it to extend across both banks, but they never started that work. 
  • Chateau de Blois was our final stop, and admittedly I was chateau'd out. Even if this was the world's greatest chateau, I probably wouldn't have noticed. It was interesting because there were 4 distinct structures that followed the generations of French kings that added on to it. But none the less, it was similar to what we'd seen and I was ready to head home.
  • On the train ride back to Paris there was a large, French woman who had a ridiculous case of BO sitting a few rows in front of us. She bore a striking resemblance to Hagrid from the Harry Potter books. It wasn't even funny how bad she smelled. It was the kind of BO that made your eyes water. Halfway through the train ride we had to move. Ai was getting nauseous. There was a 10 foot radius of stink hovering around her. Once we were out of the stink zone the rest of the trip was uneventful. 

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