So while I’m all the way around the other side of the world in Hong Kong, I thought we’d take a look back at the last time I lived abroad. As some may already know, I spent the third year of my degree living in France (an inevitable part of a French degree!). To be specific, I lived in a town called Tours, in the Loire Valley region. Naturally, while I was there, I visited many other towns and places in the region, including several of the splendid châteaux the valley is known for (find out more about those here and here). While my opinions on my year abroad as a whole were mixed, to say the least, there’s no denying that the Loire Valley is a beautiful region, both in its natural setting, and its wonderful architecture, full of intrictae detailing and Gothic inspiration. The first few photos here were taken around Tours itself, while the others are from various chaâteaux and towns nearby, including Saumur, Amboise, Blois, Langeais, Chenonceau, and Chambord.
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