on the last week or so of living in tours, and views of the beautiful city.
|boulevard béranger, our walk to get to school/downtown/anywhere, really.|
|my one complaint about typical french streets is that there's no green.|
our last friday was an excursion to the historic side of town, into the fine arts museum (in the old tours château) and the tours cathedral next door.
|musée des beaux-arts.|
|cathedrale de tours.|
|the cathedral was immense and impressive.|
|an old monastery within the grounds.|
in our last week, we also had to stop by some favorite fast-food places.
|naan nutella/naan fromage.|
most are clustered around place plumereau:
or rue nationale, the main shopping drag (and also the site of our gym!)
in between the two was l'institut.
|maddy faces off with andreas.|
and i'll always love l'hôtel de ville de tours (the town hall) and the adjacent place jean jaurès.
our sweet host family's quirky house:
and a stroll through the neighborhood.
we were lucky to witness the advent of spring in this idyllic french town. everything got more colorful, vibrant, and vivid.
and more crowded!
|pushing our way through to the gym (and not getting sidetracked by brioche dorée).|
|place plume, typical gorgeous-weather weekend lunch.|
last saturday (last full day!) treat: WAFFLES WITH SPECULOOS ICE CREAM, enjoyed by the river. fully french heaven.
|with a little argentina reppin'!|
and there's always time for friends:
tours is a small place, and it can be sleepy. i wouldn't stay there forever.
but tours was good to us.