Day 10: Chenonceaux to Blois 

21 June 2015
Distance: 45.7 km
Lodging: Hotel
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Uphill out of Chenonceaux and then back down into the Loire river valley at Château de Chaumont. We stopped for lunch at Château de Chaumont but did not tour the chateau. We may be reaching chateau burn out? 

Panoramic view of Blois

We biked into Blois  (picture to the right) with a stop at the Tourist Information Office (N47.58617° E1.33161° ) to use Wi-Fi to find a hotel. Off to Hotel Ibis Blois Centre for the night and much appreciated air conditioning. All of the hotels we stayed at along the tour have been very good at storing our bikes in a secure location each evening. 

After cleaning up, we went up to the chateau to check out the famous external spiral staircase. We wandered through much of the chateau without needing to pay an entrance fee. There was a music festival in Blois that evening, with stages set up all over the old town streets and bands playing on the sidewalk. We stopped to listen to local school children playing music on stage in the chateau courtyard, part of the music festival.

Spiral staircase at Chateau Blois

music concert at Chateau Blois 

Street band in Blois
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