Travel Photo Thursday | Loire Valley

Travel Photo Thursday | Loire Valley

This picture was taken at the Chateau Amboise in the Loire Valley.   During our stay in Paris, we decided to take the TGV to the French countryside for a day trip.  My philosophy is if you’re going to travel that far, you’d better make it worth your while.

It was our first train ride ever and it was nice to just sit back and familiarize ourselves with the curiously lush fields as the train whistled by on that cold day in March.

We marveled at the now barren wine vineyards as we imagined them brimming over with gigantic grape clusters slowly ripening on the vine.  The roads were mostly deserted, so our view of the landscape wasn’t impeded.


Once we arrived, we simply walked across the street to the Tours visitor’s center to meet up with our guide who would soon be ushering us throughout the valley to take a step back in history.

I took this shot because it was something serene and peaceful about the moat and the farm houses beyond it.  Sometimes, I imagine how life must have been so long ago, then I think about how someone many centuries beyond will stand in the same spot wondering about how things must have been for us.



Renee King
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  • David
    Posted at 20:07h, 13 February Reply

    The top picture is definitely Amboise. I’m not too sure about the second one though.
    (note: you didn’t take the RER to go to the Loire Valley, it doesn’t go that far, you must have taken a normal train)

    • Renee
      Posted at 18:40h, 14 February Reply

      Hi David,
      Ignore me. I meant to say we took the TGV to the french countryside city of Tours, France to meet our guide. Thanks for catching that! Going back to fix it!

      • David
        Posted at 04:14h, 16 February Reply

        No problem. 🙂

  • Laurel
    Posted at 11:32h, 16 February Reply

    Beautiful photo! The history of Europe never fails to amaze me. I really need to spend more time in France.

    • Renee
      Posted at 12:00h, 16 February Reply

      Thanks, Laurel. I definitely plan to come back….I’ll probably throw in the Cotswolds, Ireland and Scotland too since I’ll be traveling so far away from home. ;-D

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