Monday, March 20, 2023

La rive gauche

The left bank of the Cher at Chenonceau is home to a small walled-in forest. Visitors to the castle can exit on the left bank and wander around. They need their tickets to get back inside the building. However, other visitors can walk freely on the left bank without a ticket. There are parking places just downstream from the castle and a well worn path along the riverbank. The views are pretty nice.

The left bank of the Cher at the Château de Chenonceau. September 2011.

I did build a fire in the wood stove yesterday. I'm not sure it was necessary, but it does keep the central heating from clicking on and off during the day and that saves on fuel. I noticed, though, that the wood pile is getting rather small. Fire season will be over in a month or so. I think we'll make it.


  1. I would enjoy that walk too. The heat is on in my house this morning.

  2. I enjoyed seeing the castle at the end of this walk. Happy Spring! I hope you have wood enough to make it.

  3. They just had about a foot of snow in Vermont... ha!

  4. I am quite curious how developed (or not) is France. Is the country mostly 'town' with little forest? I once saw a video suggesting there are vast parts of France hardly inhabited.


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