Anyway, the lunch was fantastic - and very French! A goat cheese salad and bread (I didn't like the ham, though), chicken with a tasty sauce, rice with almonds, and spinach, and bread, then a chocolate/coffee layered cake with some chantilly (aka whipped cream). All served with red wine, of course. We had lunch at the Hippodrome overlooking the horse track. I felt like I was in Saratoga again, a little.
Finally, they gave us tons of time to walk around, but there wasn't much to do. We saw kangaroos (some eccentric king's collection?), walked in the gardens, saw a waterfall (another mini-Niagara Falls, but even less impressive than the cascade at Buttes Chaumont), and raced through a little labyrinth. It was a relaxing day, but I think they could have picked a better day trip than this - it was a nice castle, but enough is enough! I'm sick of them!
Anyway, here are a few pictures.
The castle - very pretty
An intense painting on the Italian wall (even though the artist was French) of a guy killing a baby...
I liked the ceiling a lot - Hermes!!
The oldest painted glass, apparently?
A hallway with pictures of wars. Oh, and Nathalie with an H.
We took a walk though the woods
Niagara Falls! Oh wait, sorry - I'm blind...