(…because I forgot to click “publish” on Wandering Wednesday!)
I boarded the TGV, fast train, at Gare Montparnasse for the 1 1/2 hour ride through the French countryside down to the Loire Valley. I hopped in my rental car and made my way to the first of six stunning chateaux I had planned on visiting on my five day stay in the region. I only made it to four! The amount of pictures I took at each chateaux is ridiculous, so I’ll just show you a few highlights from each. I’ll get to some restaurants and experiences later, but the pictures of all the chateaux is everything you need to understand why so many people flock to this area of France.
First up … Château d’Azay-le-Rideau
second stop … Château de Villandry with the most amazing gardens
Day Two … The Amboise Sunday Market on the banks of the Loire River and The Royal Château of Amboise
They had an interesting fashion exhibit at Amboise, curated by local art students, depicting the clothing inspired by 16th century period fashion.
Day Three … Château de Chenonceau my favorite one of all …
… and on to Château de Chaumont, with an interesting art exhibit
Day four & five coming on Foodie Friday … stay tuned!
You cannot direct the wind, but you can adjust the sails!