Sunday, May 11, 2014

The Chateaux of the Loire Valley

From Bayeux we were supposed to travel to Mont St Michel which is a walled city built on a small island just off the coast of France. Sadly it was another public holiday which changed to bus and train timetables so we were not able to travel there until the evning and then would have trouble leaving there the next day, so we decided to take an extra day in  Tours, our next stop. That worked out fine as I have had a head cold and then bronchitis for the week so it gave me time to rest up a bit. I had googled the Tours patchwork shop and met the owner, a lovely lady. We also spent our time taking half day tours to some of the many, many chateaux in the Loire Valley. Some are still private residences and most have been restored and have beuaiful furnitutre and artwork. It's like stepping back into another era.

We visited Chenonceau, Amboise, Usse and Langeais. We're off to Bordeaux today and Spain tomorrow where it should be warmer. The rain hasn't been a problem as it just means less crowds at the sights. Having a great trip so far.
Hugs, Jan Mac


marijke Kleefman-Sandee said...


jacaranda said...

Loving your travel photos, have fun.

margaret said...

seems you are chasing the bank holidays! Here in the UK we have one on 26th may but do not think you will have arrived by then just a warning!
Some lovely things you are seeing and sharing with us