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This is just outside the Chateau, is a one way system but basically a pedestrian precinct, so you can wander around quite freely. The tourists all come here so it is a little bit more expensive than elsewhere in the town. You can buy yourself a suit of armour if you so desire, pick up a bargain on a sword and all that castley stuff.
If you trot up the road a bit, past the Castle, you will come upon Clos de Luce. Leonardo da Vinci lived here for the remaining years of his life. The house is a treasure trove of history and the grounds are well managed with benches under leafy trees and examples of Leonardo's inventions.
You can sit under the trees and listen to recordings of conversations he might have had with his students. A wonderful insight into how the man's mind worked.
This is a delightful town. You can walk around it in an hour or so, hardly any traffic, it is right by the river and has all the amenities you could wish for. The chateau is enourmous, well worth a visit.
- Pros:Very pretty place, lovely river walk.
- Cons:None that I can think of
- In a nutshell:Steeped in history, well worth the visit.
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