I arrived in Tours, a small town west of Paris, on a Tuesday evening, two days into my trip. I had a hotel booked for my two night stay, and was happy to find it was part of a chain, and so had all the amenities you’d expect in a hotel: clean sheets, a shower that drains before it spills over the edge, unstained towels, a TV with remote that works, etc. I finally felt like I was on a bit of a vacation.
Long story short (hey hey look at me go!): I went to Tours to visit the castles in the Loire Valley. There are tons and tons, so I picked a day tour that took me to four pretty looking ones. No need to sound scholarly, it’s all about the pretty factor.
It was a cool but sunny day, and I had a lovely time.
Here’s how things went down: