The answer to the first puzzle, with the tree legs, was Château du Rivau, which many people spotted. We had a lovely afternoon there and I will be telling you all about it later.
However, at the risk of putting the cart before the horse, I will deal with the second puzzle first, the one with the graffiti on the wall. This was at the Château at Fougères-sur-Bièvres, which is south of Blois.
We spotted this château in a leaflet in the tourist office in the village and we had never heard of it before. So on a beautiful sunny afternoon, off we went in search of it.
Inside the courtyard the château is nothing short of delightful – multitudinous windows and archways on different levels, inviting the visitor to dive in and see what’s inside.
The sun shone brightly, little clouds floated by and it was exactly the right temperature for a spot of sightseeing. A perfect afternoon and I shall tell you all about the inside of the château in the next post. It was wonderful, in a very French way !!