Even though we were chasing history, we saw so much more while touring the west of France. The west sounds rather grand, in the end we just managed a bit of France in the west. Looking back now on this week I can say with certainty that we only scratched the surface. This area offers a lot of sightseeing and not just for history nerds. So take your time and let yourself drift for a bit. You can’t go wrong with this corner of France. Yours, Pollybert
The first morning in Poitiers I ventured out early and got us baguette, salted butter, and milk for breakfast at our apartment. It was the best experience ever, walking through the empty streets of Poitiers and then enjoying a leisurely meal with excellent baguette later.
While in Tours I saw a huge cedar, a tree I love and admire since seeing some in the Lebanon. They are a dying breed at the least in the Middle East. But here in Tours this one at least was thriving.
I saw this painting somewhere in Tours in a gallery and fell in love with it. It’s just charming and makes me happy when I look at it. Too bad I didn’t buy it.
A street sign with a new interpretation.
This small house appears to be a church at first, but upon closer look it’s not. Turns out this was the portal of the Canon’s house of St. Martin. Basically close enough, still a religious building although for worldly purpose.
Timber-framed houses are around in abundance in Tours. Like these two side by side.
There is always a little bit of green coming from somewhere. so much
Around this fabulous looking comptoir building in tours there are lots of restaurants and bars. All of them had a terrace, so of course we had our drinks outside.
The train station of Tours from the 19th century looks impressive from the outside, but even better on the inside. I like the many glass panels, which gives it a light and airy vibe. Too bad it was not sunny that day.
In Amboise we finally managed a picture together, so here we are. Two girls on tour.
The castle Amboise had a small bird bath, which had one resident at the time we visited. The bird really had a good view on the castle from his bath.
The delis in France sell a lot of interesting wine, champagne, foie gras, and so on. But most impressive was the choice of sardines.