We have all seen photos of magnificent Chateaux and I know I have always wondered what it would be like to stay in such a luxurious place.
Well we did just this, when we visited the beautiful Loire Valley when we were in France and stayed at the magnificent Chateau Bouvet Ladubay, which is near Saumur.
It was January so the weather was wintery, but very lovely.
|Our Opal rental car, on the left|
We spent a few days staying here and Monsieur Bruno was an excellent host serving up a great breakfast every morning and was able to recommend some wonderful Restaurants where we could dine. He also encouraged us to try and speak French whenever we could, and he spoke to us in French and I am sure if we stayed longer we could have got better.
|Le petit dejeuner|
I remember him telling us about his neuf moutons (nine sheep) that he was very worried about, as they were poorly and he needed to call in the vet to look after them.
|Agathe Chambre and bathroom|
When you make a reservation, you will be able to chose between a few rooms.
We chose the Agathe Room which has a huge bedroom, large bathroom and then a little sitting room and a door which led to the L'Orangerie (conservatory)
Life was elegant here and we loved seeing all the beautiful Antique treasures and marvellous Artwork, the graceful, sweeping staircase and the glistening chandeliers. It truly was a memorable place to stay.
I hope that you are having a happy week