The flights were uneventful, so John was quite relaxed at the plane change in Dulles
We arrived at the Charles de Gaul airport in time to catch the train to Tours—thus avoiding driving in the Paris morning rush hour traffic
A short cab ride from the train station and we were at the Château Belmont
—on the edge of Tours and with a Michelin one-star restaurant, Chez Jean Bardet.
Although it was an overcast, gray day,
we found Pl. Plumereau in the old city
and settled in for lunch
The next day, we began to explore the old city
(below left and right)
Musée des Beaux-Arts.
(Above and below left)
Cathedral of St. Gatien. Of course, we had to eat at the Jean Bardet restaurant
The sun finally came out on the Loire River, but we were to have many sunshine challenged days ahead