Monday March 26th, 2012

I know I promised I will write you yesterday and tell you all about our week end in Orleans, but we arrived home very late and we were very tired.

This week end was just perfect! No other words can describe the experience we just lived; it was two extra-ordinary days! It’s not just the great weather and warm sun we got, it was also the beauty of the region we were in.

We started by waking up early on Saturday morning, took the train to Orleans (passing by Paris), arrived at noon, spent the day in Orleans, and then on Sunday morning we woke up and went to Blois (after all we can’t come to the Loire and not visit one of the 19 castles spreaded on the river’s coasts).

In case you didn’t know, Orleans is the city Joan of Arc got the predictions about from the Voices to help liberate from the British enemy; so it’s another French city full of history.

Another information: Blois is one of the “Chateaux de la Loire”, it’s the first one with which the restoration of the castles has started in the 19th century.

I got you this collection of pictures to share these wonderful two days with you 🙂 (These are only the Orleans pics; I will leave the Blois ones for tomorrow, with a small surprise :))

Joan of Arc statue in the center of Orleans

Croix Cathedral (notice the work going on to prepare for the new tramway)

Another view of the cathedral

House of Joan of Arc (unfortunately still not opened for the touristic season)

Old neighborhood (now all pedestrian)

Old houses still showing the old construction method with wood

Another view of the old neighborhood

Romantic walk on the Loire

See you tomorrow!

3 Responses to “Monday March 26th, 2012”
  1. Alex says:

    Small comment:
    Orleans is not where Joan of Arc got her visions.
    It’s the first great victory she had against the english. 🙂

    Outside that awesome pics 😀

  2. Magnésium says:

    1st picture of the cathedral is outstanding! Perfect framing! Weather helps indeed! 🙂

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