It was just a quick walk from our hotel down to the Château de Chenonceau, famously perched across the River Cher for aesthetic rather than defensive reasons.
I remembered the Chateau and its audacious setting vividly from my first trip to Europe, nineteen (shocking!) years ago.
Miles was certainly impressed.
Lisa was thrilled, too.
But would it pass the Coventry test? This particular château had been looming large in Cov's imagination for years. Would the real thing live up to her expectations, or pale in comparision? Would she be too jaded after all these Loire castles? Watch the slideshow, and you be the judge.