Firstly thank you to all who helped with suggestions on my previous post. I would be very grateful if you have any comments on my proposed itinerary below, let me know if you think that I am missing something, or there would be a better way to organise.....
Recap - Am visiting Loire first week in April and staying in Onzain. Have 3 children 8,5 and 1.
Day 1 - travel from Calais (does anyone know of a good stop off point on the way down from Calais?)
Day 2 - Chenonceau and trip on river
Day 3 - Visit Saumar - Cadre Noir then to Les Caves de Marston for lunch. Then travel to St Hilaire St Florent for Musee de Champignon and vineyard Louis de Grenville.
Day 4 - Day in Blois, maybe walkling tour round town, market, chateaux
Day 5 - Villandry, Azay (not inside), Poire Tapees a l'ancienne, then Usse.
Day 6 - Cheverny, Max Vauche chocolatier, then drive through Sologne (any ideas on areas welcome here)
Day 7 - Zoo de Beauval