Thursday, 23 October 2008

En route pour Chinon

The morning sun was happy to see us under its radiance.
Et nous étions d'accord avec lui.
We 'stepped' on it and made shadows in acknowledgement.
And they agreed with us.
Langeais was drawing closer and so was Chinon.

The silver car stopped itself outside "Les Dessous du Château", just as any well-bred French car would do.
The pretty French girls in the window noticed, but only whispered.
It didn't matter; I knew what they were thinking.
There's a lot to learn in France and always, a glance is worth a thousand words.

With thoughts of the now-known, unknown, fixed inside, it was time for café, croissants and châteaux. Not hard to find.

We had arrived in pretty Langeais - in the Indre-et-Loire département.
The massive and historic, fifteenth century Château de Langeais, awaited us.


Anonymous said...

Je pense que le magasin doit s'appeler "les dessous du château". C'est un joli nom !

Emiliane said...

Il est bien joli ce château .. un parmi peu encore meublé .. les jardins sont aussi magnifiques !!
A bientôt ..

Anonymous said...

J'aime bien le passage interdit au public, je suis sûre que comme moi ça t'a donné envie d'y aller.

Webradio said...

Toujours bien votre ballade... Un peu coquin le Monsieur...

Cheltenhamdailyphoto said...

I stayed in Chinon, I really loved it. I painted watercolours of it too. Please, please post more pics ... !

claude said...

Ta camera à l'oeil coquin !
La route vers Chinon, m.Benaut, c'est la route vers du bon vin !
I suppose you tested it alot, a little bit or not at all !

Jilly said...

So many beautiful photographs here - hmmmmm... interesting choice for that first one!

This region of France is so beautiful.