"A Secret Place" by Debra and Dave Vanderlaan ...Deep in the heart of the Loire River Valley are cave houses that were built centuries ago and many are still lived in. We had the opportunity to explore one of the old grand chateaux, the great house of Rochambeau. It is no longer available for public touring, but our cycling group was granted a private visit. There are many winding passages, stone apartments, and secret caves, many of the smaller ones no longer inhabited but very interesting to explore. This one leads out to a little courtyard next to the wine cave where a meandering stream makes it's way underneath and through the belly of the complex of hand-hewn stone walls and rooms...
November 11th, 2012
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