October 20, 2010

Loire Valley Allure

Mini Château

Loire River

Our neighbor

Loire Windows

Château de Brissac

Loire

Chèvre

Montsoreau

Montsoreau

Saumur

gite shutters

I never expected to be so taken with the Loire Valley.

Sure I was excited to explore a new region of France and had fairly high expectations after all the positive reviews and trip reports that I had read.
But WOW!  What a magical, beautiful place.  I am officially smitten. Pin It

16 comments:

lechant said...

You liked our little bit of France then?

Mlle Paradis said...

it's true. it's a graceful, beautiful place. a true "douceur de France", no? thanks for the reminder!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

What beautiful photos, no wonder you were smitten. Diane

Ksam said...

Very true, it really is a fun region to explore!

Stephanie said...

oooo sounds lovely! I have a feeling i'll feel the same way - that is if I can make it there with the strikes going on. My train is this weekend...

katiez said...

I loved living there! Now you made me miss it...., Great pics!

Chez Loulou said...

lechant
Yes, absolutely loved it!

Mlle Paradis
Yes, I definitely felt that. Graceful is the perfect word.

Diane
Thank you. Glad that you enjoyed them.

Ksam
There is so much to see! We barely scratched the surface and are planning on going back.

Stephanie
Hope you get there without any problems. I think you'll really enjoy it.

katie
Why on earth did you move away???
:)

Andi said...

Spent two days there on my recent trip, but have spent a total of six weeks there on various trips, absolutely love Le Loire!

Chez Loulou said...

Andi
It was our first visit and I can't wait to go back. Such a gorgeous place!
Hope you're having a fun trip.

wcs said...

So when you come back, we will plan well in advance... :)

Chez Loulou said...

wcs
And hope for no fuel shortages, strikes, etc. :)
Until next time!

Stephanie said...

love that you posted this just as i was arriving to the loire for my first visit! i'm still here and still loving it! I have to agree that it is just so beautiful here and the chill in the air makes it seem all the more like spirit of Christmas.

Chez Loulou said...

stephanie
I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed it as much as I did. I can't wait to get back and explore some more!

Trina said...

Your photos are beautiful! They make me want to be there right now!

Gina Hams said...

HI If these are your photos you are also pretty good at taking photos. Lovely Blog. Life is good

Gina H

Chez Loulou said...

Trina
Thank you. Glad that you enjoyed them!

Gina
Yes, they are all my photos. Happy to hear that you like them, and the blog.