Loire Valley Visit : Day 01

During the month of November, another wonderful tour for the students here in Paris, France included a night at Loire Valley, Tours, France. During this two-day excursion for their History of Paris course, students surely had a great experience.

The excursion was described by one guide who introduced the history, heritage value of the Loire Valley to the participants.

On the first day, students explored the historical train station, Cathedral of the city. The area is called the “Garden of France” and because of its beauty, as well as the opportunities for hunting, the Loire Valley was frequently visited by the French kings. During the 15th and 16th centuries, French kings built extravagant country retreats amid the Loire’s woodlands and rivers. Photo by Nusrat Sultana.

Tours Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church located in Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France, and dedicated to Saint Gatianus. It is the seat of the Archbishops of Tours, the metropolitan cathedral of the Tours ecclesiastical province. The participants of the LSU CoAD in Paris visited this on their first day.

Historical buildings with remarkable building techniques were also ventured by the participants.

The guide and Professors discussed with the students the history and the concept of the building during this excursion.

In the evening students were free to explore the city on their own. So, they divided into groups and explore throughout the city.

Photo by Natalie Jenkins.

Look at the exploration in the next day of our participants of LSU CoAd in Paris following this link: https://designparis.lsu.edu/loire-valley-visit-day-02/