Paris and the Loire Valley
In late August, 2004, we cycled for ten days through the beautiful Loire valley in France. Afterwards we stayed in Paris for five days. Here's just a sampling of what we experienced.

First, here's some of our favorite images from Paris...

Le Musée d'Orsay in Paris (David's France Gallery) Rays of light inside St. Germain's Cathedral (David's France Gallery)
Le Musée d'Orsay in Paris Rays of light inside St. Germain's Cathedral

There was much shopping to be had (David's France Gallery) Even something for the dog (David's France Gallery)
There was much shopping to be had Even something for the dog

GRRRrrrrrrr...... (David's France Gallery) Rose window of the Basilique Sainte Clotilde (David's France Gallery)
GRRRrrrrrrr...... Rose window of the Basilique Sainte Clotilde

Pipe organ inside the Basilique (David's France Gallery) {Sainte Clotilde} From the Basilique gardens (David's France Gallery) {Sainte Clotilde} Our favorite statue is in these gardens too! (David's France Gallery) {Sainte Clotilde}
Pipe organ inside the Basilique From the Basilique gardens Our favorite statue is in these gardens too!

We spent the afternoon in Chartres one day by taking the train from Paris.

Tympanium, left door of Chartres Cathedral (David's France Gallery) Stained glass inside (David's France Gallery) {Chartres Cathedral} The flying butresses! (David's France Gallery) {Chartres Cathedral}
Tympanium, left door of Chartres Cathedral Stained glass inside The flying butresses!

We began our cycling trip from Tours

A typical french chateau Courtyard (David's France Gallery) Someone's little chateau (David's France Gallery)
A typical french chateau Courtyard Someone's little chateau

Spiraly staircase found so commonly throughout France (David's France Gallery) Château d'Azay le Rideau, protected by a pond (David's France Gallery)
Spiraly staircase found so commonly throughout France Château d'Azay le Rideau, protected by a pond

Long bridge (David's France Gallery) A reinactment of the marraige of Anne de Bretagne (David's France Gallery)
Long bridge A reinactment of the marraige of Anne de Bretagne

Town church (David's France Gallery) View from Châteauof the sleepy town of Langeais (David's France Gallery)
Town church View from Châteauof the sleepy town of Langeais

Sleeping Beauty's Castle (Ussé) (David's France Gallery) 'Please, come in!' (David's France Gallery)
Sleeping Beauty's Castle (Ussé) "Please, come in!"

Lovely roses outside the castle (David's France Gallery) We saw this classic Frenchman walking his horses down a country road (David's France Gallery)
Lovely roses outside the castle We saw this classic Frenchman walking his horses down a country road

The valley was full of future French wines (David's France Gallery) 360-degree view from top of Ambois (David's France Gallery)
The valley was full of future French wines 360-degree view from top of Ambois

360-degree view in the Blois Château Royal courtyard (David's France Gallery) 360-degree view of Château in Langeais (David's France Gallery)
360-degree view in the Blois Château Royal courtyard 360-degree view of Château in Langeais

360-degree view of the Château Chissay Courtyard (David's France Gallery)
360-degree view of the Château Chissay Courtyard


Much more to come - please visit again later!




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