Travel Blogs from Tours, France

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Caught a cold in the Loire Valley, Tours, France travel blog

Caught a cold in the Loire Valley

A travel blog entry by jonmatters

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... , by the way. After it got me sick, trapped in a campground, and even more miserable, this weather can go f**k itself...just saying. Tours is a nice town though, and I enjoyed my stay there. It is pleasant to walk around and not too crowded. I met a ...

Tours of Tours, Tours, France travel blog

Tours of Tours

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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... before being told they were prohibited in the museum (see pictures). Incredibly precise stuff. We only scratched the surface of Tours. It has an astonishing amount to offer for a relatively small place. We didn't even get to experience the legendary ...

The great French wine conspiracy, Tours, France travel blog

The great French wine conspiracy

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... you what is in the bottle! So in order to know what you are buying you need to understand what the breakdown of the AOC in France or in other words what gets produced where or what 'is' allowed to be produced where. Which really means that if you have ...

Chateau^6, Tours, France travel blog

Chateau^6

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... French dauphin, convincing him to allow her to embark on her campaign against the English to get him crowned as Charles VII of France. It was an important home of English and French royalty for centuries, and seemingly each of its nine towers was built by ...

Beginning of Week 2, Tours, France travel blog

Beginning of Week 2

A travel blog entry by aprilmaeeads

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... assistance. At least, that's what it seems like to me. Not only are the people of Tours (I say Tours because I don't want to overgeneralize. I assume everyone in France is this way, but I really don't know) pleasant, but their gardens are amazing.  ...

End of Week 3, Tours, France travel blog

End of Week 3

A travel blog entry by aprilmaeeads

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Friday after class, a group of us tried to go to Chateau Villandry. Again.  The bus was broken. Still. Oh well! We decided to grab some McDonalds. Hold your sighs of exasperation! It was right by the train/bus station, and I wanted to try it, only ...

tour mini bus, and questions on life, Tours, France travel blog

tour mini bus, and questions on life

A travel blog entry by toonk

to begin I would like to pose this question. does embarking on a tour in a minibus by myself, make me prematurely old? I hope not, but i have this funny feeling that it may. Last night I dined on fine French Cuisene, and attempted to follow anywhere ...

The Land Before Time, Tours, France travel blog

The Land Before Time

A travel blog entry by akili

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Tours is about an hour south west of Paris and is home to more than 300 chalèts including one give to Leonardo DaVinci by King Francois I. We decided to take a trip to see what Samantha Brown made such a fuss over. We met a tour agent at the train ...

Clean clothes, yay!!!!!!, Tours, France travel blog

Clean clothes, yay!!!!!!

A travel blog entry by toonk

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I'm now in the chateau region of France, not a whole lot to report other then my host was taking clothes to his mom for washing and offered to have her wash some of mine too. so needless to say I'm quite excited about that! nothing better then clean socks ...

Wednesday, thursday, friday, Tours, France travel blog

Wednesday, thursday, friday

A travel blog entry by tammyjoe

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The last few days have gone well. On Wedenesday everything finally seemed to be open so we took advantage and went to two museums. The first was the local wine museum which was a little disappointing as it had very littl e to do with wine itself and much ...

Palle vouz English si vouz pleaz?, Tours, France travel blog

Palle vouz English si vouz pleaz?

A travel blog entry by beth

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I finally made it out of Switzerland. It was actually raining the day i left so it was perfect. Rode the train here which took awhile. I had no place to stay when i got here but a trip to the tourist office and got a place outside the city because ...

Damn it was hot!, Tours, France travel blog

Damn it was hot!

A travel blog entry by ryancanadian

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... . We then went to a wine cave, where we were surrounded by thousands and thousands of bottles of wine...we then tried a glass, which was good but not enough! Back at the hotel we were content eating, watching the tour de france, and soaking up the ...

Comme les châteaux sont beau!!!, Tours, France travel blog

Comme les châteaux sont beau!!!

A travel blog entry by jess06

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... smell of dinner wafting into my room. We are eating ratatouille like quiche with goat cheese and salad. I love summer. In France especially because that is when Brittany starts eating more than just potatoes. Also, the countdown begins, I now have ...

Tours, Tours, France travel blog

Tours

A travel blog entry by awn~lmf

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Hi everybody! Over the past week we've crossed from Dijon into the midwest of France. Heading out of Dijon, we followed a paved bike lane along a canal for about 20km. Then of course the flat easy rolling was over and we found ourselves in another ...

Beginning of Week 3, Tours, France travel blog

Beginning of Week 3

A travel blog entry by aprilmaeeads

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... If a bus breaks down, you don't go where you want to go. There is also a big strike going on now. (Good luck coming to France and avoiding a strike. There have been two so far, and the first one was for the post office.) There is a website here called (I ...

Spring Break, Tours, France travel blog

Spring Break

A travel blog entry by nick.iprogram

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... , a friend from Egypt, and Caterina, my Italian friend, to all head on a week and a half long journey to the south of France; with the mission of surfing in Biarritz. The whole trip was done in train and planned to explore as many stops as possible along ...

Journey to Bordeaux, Tours, France travel blog

Journey to Bordeaux

A travel blog entry by cheenosineurope

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... . We did notice many houses sitting inside slopes though, ie built inside them like caves. We hauled our luggage doing a short circuit of Tours. Pretty, tidy. Took a few photos of the Loire. Had a quiche and tart for dinner as we had to catch the onward ...

Getting to Tours and Getting Settled (Or Not...), Tours, France travel blog

Getting to Tours and Getting Settled (Or Not...)

A travel blog entry by aprilmaeeads

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... next to Tours) because it was easier to find me. So, I bought my ticket to St. Pierre de Corps and I was off. The train around France is called the TGV. The metro is just in Paris, and Tours has its own metro, and its own cable car system. Actually, I was ...

Beginning of Week 1, Tours, France travel blog

Beginning of Week 1

A travel blog entry by aprilmaeeads

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... what they are communicating.  But the afternoon was a blast! Class got out around 3:30 pm, and a group of us walked around Tours. (I have done this pretty much every day that I have been here. Why not?) The second day, my host mother Francoise gave ...

End of Week 1, Tours, France travel blog

End of Week 1

A travel blog entry by aprilmaeeads

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Thursday was a holiday here in France, so some friends and I had a wine and cheese picnic next to the Loire. My house mother, Francoise, thought it was very amusing that I was going to bring the wine in a water bottle to share. She advised I take cups, ...

The next leg, Tours, France travel blog

The next leg

A travel blog entry by tammyjoe

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... was Tours as that is what the sign said! However we were actually in a little village about 5 miles outside of central Tours, although we didnt realise this until we had walked a considerable distance around not recognising anything that the guide book ...

Castle country, Tours, France travel blog

Castle country

A travel blog entry by tk2014

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... when we made it to our hotel room. Skip forward a few days and this morning we prepare for our last big drive in France from Tours to Bordeaux (about 340km) and it's hard to know exactly what to say about our last couple of days. To premise the story ...

Angouleme - perhaps not (part 2), Tours, France travel blog

Angouleme - perhaps not (part 2)

A travel blog entry by penny.hope

I get up early as I have decided I want to do a side trip on the way to Tours to Angouleme.  I organise my train ticket with a 3 and a half hour stop over at Angouleme from the guides it sounds delightful. In place of its ancient fortifications, ...

Not meant to be, Tours, France travel blog

Not meant to be

A travel blog entry by penny.hope

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... slices that would truely put Warrandyte to shame, they are light and delicious, we drink some wine with blackcurrent syrup and favourite in France and chat in both English and French, me in both, somewhat. After they leave Coralie asks if I want to go ...

End of Week 2, Tours, France travel blog

End of Week 2

A travel blog entry by aprilmaeeads

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I only have two more weeks left here in Tours! Quel dommage!! (What a pity)  Tuesday night I had dinner with a friend of a friend who happens to live in the same town as my host mother, Francoise. (That was clear as mud, I am sure. I have a friend ...

Map pin for Tours, Tours, France travel blog

Map pin for Tours

A travel blog entry by vagabonderz

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River Loire - Cities, Chateauxs and Gardens, Nantes, Angers, Villandry, Tours, Amboise, Blois, Chambord, France travel blog

River Loire - Cities, Chateauxs and Gardens

A travel blog entry by jnewcomb

... Festival, St Avertin, near the campsite Fun evening, late on the dance floor A busy Sunday in France ?!?!? 26 June, Sunday Start point: Tours (St Avertin) End point: Blois (Bracieux) Via: South bank of the Loire, through Amboise, ...

Tours, Tours, France travel blog

Tours

A travel blog entry by koaclarck

Arret chez Fanch, premiere etape avant d'aller a Dam. Bonne soiree et apero avec Vince et Delphine, Fu et Clo! Arret de l'elec a 20h, pas de gros succes. Une bonne derniere soiree pepere en France! ...

Week 4...wrapping it up, Tours, France travel blog

Week 4...wrapping it up

A travel blog entry by aprilmaeeads

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... Laura, and Andrew at the hostel. We are spending a few days in Scotland, two in London, and four in Paris (with a one day detour to Tours to get my huge suitcase).  I am hoping that, for the rest of my trip, I can keep blogging on my last phase of ...

On tour in Tours, Tours, France travel blog

On tour in Tours

A travel blog entry by a_schafs

... the four of us from work (Rich, Yoann, Steve and I) were off for another boys' weekend - to Yoann's home town - Tours in France. Richard: "If this traffic disappears, we can still make it". As we stared at the parked rows of M25 traffic, perhaps ...

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