There are no words to express the beauty of what we experienced in France. I took far fewer photos than I had originally planned because I was consciously trying to live the moment, rather than putting it into my camera. How do you really do justice to an immensely beautiful piece of architecture against a stunning blue sky? Our photos are snapshots, not a complete moment by moment documentary. And I’m okay with that.


This is in Amboise, a wonderful place where we spent two nights, doing a cycling loop the second day. The town is built around the Chateau, as many towns in the Loire Valley were. In this town we had the most amazing dinners and I learned that 3 flights of stairs, with a 40 pound backpack, at the end of a day of cycling is a reminder that 51 is not 21.

This photo was from one of 11 days of wonderful.

6 thoughts on “Stunning sites

  1. ardysez says:

    You are making me want to go back to the south of France. It really is one gorgeous photo moment after another and you are showing that. Thanks for the photo tour.


  2. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez says:

    What a beautiful shot! 🙂


  3. architasters says:

    Hi, I so agree about enjoying the moment. The place looks stunning, you must have enjoyed your trip! Do you suggest going on a cycling trip in france? I was planning to do one either by car or bicycle but did not decide yet. Thank you and great photo! Is it the chateau or a church?


    1. Paula Turner says:

      I would definitely cycle. We did the Loire Valley, but the company we went with (Discover France) has many different tours. They are self-guided so you go at your own pace, they do the arranging and the mapping out of the course you take. We commented several times that in a car, you would not see the real life of France. This is part of the Chateau in Amboise.


      1. architasters says:

        thank you so much for your advises! looking forward to doing it then!


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