My hotel is on a hill side a good 5 kilometers from the Amboise town center. I stayed overnight in Paris giving me some time to recover from a long transatlantic flight. My walking explorations begin immediately.
The houses are modest and well groomed in this quiet suburb. As I wobble down hill I control my pace knowing that I will have to return up the hill and reminding me to drink water. I make it back to the hotel and then get down to business, over a fine meal.