A shy little town called Tours

January 6, 2013 § Leave a comment

An hour away from Paris is Tours, a quaint little town where many came to visit the beautiful castles or the famous wineries in Loire Valley. We did neither.

The true French experience is what we were here for – the relaxing pace paired with the French speaking community. We loved every single bit of this shy little town – from its hospitality to just being here. Though the rain fogged up our photos a little, it dramatized the old charm of the town and made the stained glass of the church exceptionally stunning.

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We put up at a lovely little place next to the station and Maria from Val De Loire took really good care of us during our stay. She made sure we didn’t get caught in the rain, showed us where to get good food and most importantly, directed us where to get medicine when Dale was down with food poisoning. Our cozy little room was great for winding down after a long walk in the rain.

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I definitely can’t forget the yummy good birthday dinner at Restaurant L’Odeon – one of the best in town. Another nice little surprise was the lady boss is a fellow Singaporean who married a really good French chef. We were really lucky to have met familiar and friendly faces in a foreign place. The birthday flowers added a nice touch to the place too.

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And we headed 3 hours southwest, for Bordeaux.

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