The castle was a dream come true! It was beautifully decorated — room after room — with a gorgeous pool and park. We loved our chef’s dinner, as well as gathering in the “blue room” each evening for aperitifs. We were able to sit outside behind the kitchen with candlelight, though the temps were cooler that week. We also enjoyed the hot tub, pool table, piano, and chessboard. We took your suggestion to visit Puy du Fou, and, as you said, were blown away. We hope to go back, as we didn’t make it to every show. Several people used the gym, a few rode bikes. We visited Chateau de Brissac and tasted white wine in Savennieres.