I spent the day in Blois, France. A city festival going on and the streets were filled with different service groups, sports clubs and other attractions. There was music, dancing and children everywhere having a wonderful time. It was the perfect day for exploring the city. Food was plentiful and the atmosphere was fantastic!
According to Wikipedia
The Château de Blois, a Renaissance château once occupied by King Louis XII, is located in the centre of the city, and an 18th-century stone bridge spans the Loire. As Blois is built on a pair of steep hills, winding and steep pathways run through the city, culminating in long staircases at various points. To the south of the city, the Forêt de Russy is a reminder of the thick woods that once covered the area.
La Maison de la Magie Robert-Houdin (The House of Magician Robert-Houdin) is a museum fronting on the Château. As a museum of France, it is the only public museum in Europe which incorporates in one place collections of magic and a site for permanent performing arts, and is directly linked to the personality of Jean-Eugene Robert-Houdin.
Later I enjoyed a wonderful meal at Le Clipper followed by an excellent crème brûlée and espresso! Finished the evening off, after more exploring, back at Le Clipper for a glass of local red wine.