Loire Valley Travels

The châteaux and landscapes of France

A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of taking a week-long trip through the Loire Valley of France on bicycle. Four of us traveled the back roads of this beautiful countryside, stopping to see magnificent châteaux, dine on splendid French cuisine and generally marvel at the wonders of the region. I brought one camera and a handful of top-quailty prime lenses and shot photographs — just for fun, without the pressure of a paying job or personal project to make it into "work".

Long after the trip was over, I was going through the journal I kept during the week and thinking about what a great experience it had been and wondering if, in fact, I had enough quailty photographs to make use of in a short book about this adventure. The answer turned out to be "yes" and the result is now available to the public: My Loire Valley Travels has been completed and is ready to be added to your photo book collection. 80 pages with 51 color and 12 b&w photographs.

Order the paperback version on my books page ($30.00 through Pay Pal — includes U.S. shipping)

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Ebook format - just $5.00

ISBN 978-0-9830664-0-8

A selection of the images in the book can be seen below on this page.

Click on any image below to see a larger version

Château Chenonceau #6
Château Chenonceau #12 River Cher and Château Chenonceau Monet Does Chenonceau
Château Chenonceau #8
Passageway and Arches Château Ceiling #18 Château Stone and Light Interior
Spiral Stairs and Light Statue #1 Château and Sun
Chambord Detail #26     Château Roof
Château Chambord #19 Château Ceiling #30 Chambord Detail #25
Château Chaumont Through Stained Glass
Tapestry #35    Tapestry #36
Château Moat
Quiet Road in the Woods River and Stone Bridge
Loire Fog and Trees Basilica of St. Martin
Old Farm Building Chocolat
Château Walkway Tours Courtyard
Tours Back Street
Montrichard Panorama
Chaumont Panorama

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