Loire Valley trip. I loved the charming grounds of this one. They were peaceful and serene. The staff working here were so friendly. We actually didn't plan on spending much time here- we were seeing many castles in one day. But after entering, we stayed here a few hours. We really enjoyed the on-site cafe, L'Orangerie. We enjoyed a delicious lunch here between wandering the grounds and touring the inside of the chateau. I noticed (later) on Tripadvisor, L'Orangerie has really bad reviews from 2017 about rude staff. Well, we didn't have any problems; our waiter was very attentive. He did seem nervous because of the language difference, but he was very good and kind to us. And, they offered us tap water!!
At L'Orangerie, my son ordered chicken nuggets from the kid's menu, and I loved that they came artfully arranged on a plate surrounded by salad, and he also got fruit and a cookie with it. (No good pics of that, though.)
We finished with French hot chocolate.
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