I have so many photos of my Paris trip that I haven't shared, so I thought I'd show some from our foray to the Loire Valley. I loved it. Wish we could have spent more than a day there. It is located two hours from Paris. We visited Chambord and Chartres. I can't remember what is what so I'll just let you enjoy.
Da Vinci himself designed this staircase. After we left, I found out he lived his final years around here and is buried somewhere nearby. I would have dearly loved to visit his grave site.
Some of the household accoutrement.
I loved the quaint villages. I was surprised that the local roads were only one lane, though I don't remember meeting other cars. Some of the towns were quite small. We'd be driving along, and look through an allee of tree and there would be a huge, gorgeous chateau.
The bedrooms at Chambord were still decorated beautifully. This was the bedroom of Louis XIV.
This tapestry, one of many, was huge.
Don't ask me, I wasn't driving.
Of course, the crazy bird lady of Peaceable Hill Farm was too busy feeding the birds to fully drink in the views.
A statue of the lady of the house and her shoes (and I didn't say this, but they were pretty big for the time period). More to come.