31st August 2022
Arrival at Hotel de France – La Chartre s/ le Loir
Wobbling around the northern reaches of the Loire Valley.
Visit Chateau La Lude.
Chateau La Lude belongs to Count and Countess Louis-Jean de Nicolaÿ. They are trying to preserve the memory of the past. After a glass of Champagne Countess de Nicolay shows us around in her house and offers us a 3 course meal in the royal dining room.
Stay at Nikki and Paul Mason’s camping.
After breakfast we depart, with Veteran cars in tow and drive 100km to Les Ormes where we stay at Nikki and Paul Mason’s camping. We arrive into Les Ormes with plenty of time to unload the cars, and get going for a 30 km afternoon loop.
The bar is open for the rest of the day.
Dinner is part of the camping experience. Nikki is an excellent cook and prepaired a 9 course Edwardian dinner (with a few modern twists) and a lot of wine.
After a wonderful night we load up the cars and head back to Hotel de France for afternoon drinks and relaxing before our last evening together.
It was a fantastic week to remember.