I booked a quaint B&B for the night outside of Tours, but before checking in we had a stop to make.
Château de Chambord is one of the most unbelievable places I have ever seen. It is incredibly huge, pictures can't do it justice for how grand the building is. As we pulled up Jim says That's where we are going!? Sweet! Not knowing much about the châteaus of France I had no idea this place existed before looking into sights in the Loire Valley.
From 1639 until 1944 Chambord was renovated, expanded, and abandoned over and over until it became a tourist site in the mid 20th Century. It was also said to be the inspiration for the Beast's castle in Disney's Beauty and the Beast.
If you need more history I suggest the internet, Chambord does have a fascinating history!
After Chambord we drove about 20 min to the bed and breakfast where we stayed for the night. Basically I picked it for location to the highway because we wanted to be able to get up early and on the road again. It turned out to be really nice and the owners were very friendly. We even had a little patio to sit on.