Saturday, June 16, 2012

Blois and the castles of the Loire Valley

We arrived in Blois yesterday and wish we could stay and stay! A picturesque French town (city? population 47,000) and a 16th century Auberge on the banks of the Loire River, and as Gill says, no gypsies harassing us! Today we perused  2 of the beautiful chateaux in the area- Blois Castle and Chateau Chambord.  We took so many photos!  Blois is just as we had hoped, a quaint French town with old stone buildings and cobbled streets, meandering lanes, ivy walls, moss covered roofs.  A horse and carriage passes our hotel periodically.  The cathedral bells are singing to us.  There are poppies growing in the long grass along the river bank.

Above are some photos of beautiful London.  Can you tell how happy we are and what a good time we are having?
Sacre Coeur

What a beautiful landmark!

Photo taken from Musee d'Orsay, looking out toward the Louvre

At the Louvre

Relaxing at Tuileries Garden and Fountain

Oh Ya, what filling will our crepe hold today??
 And those pics were snippets from Paris.  xx Bye for now.

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