We decided that we should stay on in Loches as it is such a nice town and central to the chateaux.
Our B&B "La Maison de l'Argentier du Roy" (pictured below) has great charm and history being some 500 years old. We are up two flights in a garrett but it is great.
We spent the morning sorting laundry (there is a good laundrette), getting the chain on my bike adjusted at the local bike man (also pictured left) - he says it all needs replacing but if I understood correctly should get us back to the UK.
The afternoon was spent going around the castle and the kings residence but we also discovered that dinner options are limited as many of the towns restaurants have closed for the week to go on holiday. What are they thinking of all going together?
Mary was less than taken with the steps up the tower as these are narrow and the landings composed of open steel, see through, mesh. I was not enthused either but recalling that "there is no spoon" was able to walk across them having helped herself back to the ground floor.
Dinner was a real treat at the Cak't. The owner(?) does everything and there is only the one menu. The sign on the wall says it all:
1. Take it
2. Leave it
Basically the meal just "appears" being whatever is on the menu today. The food (and wine) were excellent and the best value we have had all trip.