As part of the program, the Paris Center hosts many events throughout the semester available to all students studying abroad this semester, the last of which being a day trip to the Loire Valley. With a rich history, the Loire Valley hosts a dense population of unique castles, two of which the members of the Paris studio were given the opportunity to visit: the royal Chateau de Chambord and Chateau de Blois. Although the weather the day of the visit was not ‘perfect’, the overcast conditions that lasted all day, gave the experience a unique feeling, seemingly transporting students back in time to the glory days of the Loire Valley.
Royal Chateau de Chambord (from the gardens)
Gardens of Chateau de Chambord (from the rooftop terrace)
City area around the grounds of royal Chateau de Blois
Interior courtyard spiral staircase of Chateau de Blois