Up and out ... on the bicycle and whizzing along the Loire river ... past all the sites of my previous posts without stopping ... veering left at Candes-St-Martin, over the bridge that crosses the Vienne ... into the woods through which the most hidden of all the rivers flows, the river Indre ...
and then the landscape opens up and the magical castle of Ussé suddenly emerges ...
|House built in the last 50 years, using traditional materials and techniques|
|vineyard and winery|
|Old manor that has been converted to a farmhouse|
|Original gates to the manor|
|One of the many water mills straddling the Indre river|
|A nameless chateau peeking above the treetops|