We've seriously messed up

Saumur Travel Blog

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So we get back to Tours, get our luggage, and tickets to go to Savonnieres, the closest stop to Villandry, which is where we're staying for the night.  So we get on that train, only to discover that we don't seem to be stopping at all.  Yeah, so not only do we think we might be on a non stop train to some place thats a good distance away, we don't even have the right tickets.  So we get off at the first train stop, Saumur, which conviently doesn't have any trains back to Tours (its like 9 pm now), so we have to take a taxi to Villandry.  Yeah it cost 108 euros, and was a pretty long taxi ride.  Not to mention he drove like a maniac, so we thought we were all going to die. 

So we get to the hotel, we're we have a pretty sweet family suite (5 beds in 2 rooms plus a cot), and the three of us who didn't eat try to get dinner.  However the restaurant downstairs won't serve us because its 10.  They tell us to go the pizzaria, so we think that won't be too bad.  Mind you, we haven't have a real dinner since Thursday, so we were craving something good.  So we walk to the pizzaria, and they offer us salad or dessert.  Yum.  All of the salads sounded unfortunate, so we had to get dessert.  To make it even better, they had given us the English menus.  How can you not feel like an idiot ordering "apple pie" in France?

So we get back to the hotel after a delicious meal, and try to figure out what to do for the next day.  We decide to try to visit Villandry, and then take a taxi back to Tours, and then try to get a bus tour for the afternoon.  It sounds easy enough. 

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