Saturday, June 19, 2010

Our first excursion! (Blois, Chenonceau, Amboise)

After spending just only five days in France, we took our first trip around the area to visit three different chateaux in the Loire Valley. We started our visit out in the city of Blois, a city that is 2 hours away from Saumur. Every student spent most of their time in Blois in the chateau and told us that we teachers should have gone into the chateau.

True, we probably should have gone into the chateau but if that would have been the case, then I would have any photos like the following photo:

Below you can see a photo of the entire group just before getting back onto the bus to see the next chateau, Chenonceau.

Chenonceau is without any doubt, my favorite chateau in all of France. I have never seen a place as beautiful as this one and I feel that I was lucky to have the chance to see it. I hope that all of you will get to visit it someday. Maybe your student could be your tour guide and/or French interpreter?

We finished our first excursion with a stop at the city of Amboise. Students got to visit the chateau and that was followed by a visit of the city. Below, two actresses were generous enough to pose with us in a photo.

The following photo is right in front of the chateau of Amboise.

Thank you for your trust, they are in good hands!

I very much enjoyed this excursion and so did the students. I now can't wait for the next trip to Normandie!


  1. Great pictures, you have an eye for photography! We get a tour from Indiana too :). Thank you again for spending the time to take and upload all the pictures. They are lovely.

  2. Thank you very much for the comment! The pictures do take some time to load and such but I am certainly happy with the result.