Chenonceau, a château I had seen many times in books and magazines was coming into view as we walked the lovely treed avenue towards it. Nearer to the château the avenue had been continued with new trees.
Every angle provided a photo opportunity. After taking a few photos we made our way to the front door. We paid our entry fees and with audio guides draped around our necks and headphones on we started our tour of the interior.
We had met up with Alan and Sue, two other people staying with us at Le Moulin du Mesnil and just as we were chatting we heard the unmistakable sound of a hot air balloon. Over the trees at the back of the garden there it was, rising quickly. On board were Gary and Lois, the other two Aussies staying with us.
A walk to the gardens on the other side provided more views of the château complete with reflections again. Our afternoon had been truly memorable and we had a wonderful collection of photos to remind us of it.