is best visited by car, as the city center contains little more than means of hiring private
bus 'tours' to the castle
s. The day of arrival was my birthday
, July 5th; previous birthdays had always been passed over because of my summer travels. Andreea
took it upon herself to make my birthday spectacular, giving me a Mount Blanc
pen and stylish CK
messenger bag. I was also endowed with a nice dinner and heart-warming speech.
The castles are alright, two of them are truly worth seeing. While the names escape me, one has a kept garden over a square mile big while the other stands on a river. Unless on is familiar with the history of French principalities, the insides are quite boring -- old tapestry, staid portraits and zoned-off antique furniture. While we only stayed for a few days, we soon discovered that it's quite cheap and enjoyable to picknick in the city's park. If you go during July (like we did,) you'll have a chance to be obstructed the Tour de France's camera vans and equiptment trucks.