Hotel Val De Loire
Travel Blogs from Azay-le-Rideau
Over the past few days I have met a lot of family/friends of my host family. It is getting easier and easier to converse with them. Hopefully by the end of the trip I will understand every conversation! My host parents also said that my French has already improved a lot since I arrived (even though I still often give them the confused puppy look). When my new friends and I go out, we usually either go to La Guinguette by La Loire (the river), which ...
"Manger est bon. Avoir mange' est meilleur!" -Eating is good. Having eaten is better! On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the students have afternoon classes, so today we had a quick 45 minute lunch break in a garden before classes began again at ...
... everyone was running late, because another student staying there had gotten sick after parting too much the night (morning?) before. He apparently had gotten home at 5 am and puked everywhere. I was glad to learn he was English, and not American!
We started our adventure (late as it was) with a picnic lunch along the Cher. It was one hot day! After lunch, we went to the town and visited the former home of Honore de Balzac. The home (called a chateau here, but my host ...
... to folks speak German and many other languages.
Rachael was entertained all evening by her little brother, who did all sorts of interesting magic tricks for her. She also had a delicious dinner with her family.
Taylor enjoyed homemade pizza with her family, followed by fresh oysters. Her host family wanted to know if Charlestonians like oysters. Ha! That is a definitive YES. She then watched Sister Act II (in French with English subtitles) with her ...
... ran back to meet me at my cafe to try and beat the others. It was a close one, but the sophomore team won. Felicitations, Alida, Taylor, Lizzie and McCrae! They received a rainbow assortment of artisinal macaroons by a local patisseur, Patrick M. Merveilleux! I was so impressed by their poise, confidence, politesse (McCrae used the conditionnel when addressing a French person!), their independence and their savoir-faire. Brava, les ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed