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Spending a Day at Loches' Medieval Royal City, part 7

[ NEW YORK, NY - NYC - 5/28/2015 - www.Littleviews.com ]

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May 28: Sketching at the Royal Lodge

>> Hopefully, this will be my last day of using crutches as I weaned myself off of them this evening. In the morning, however, I still needed to take touring easy, which, of course, gave me ample time to sketch. Phil, however, continued to be up, down, and around every major site in Loches' Royal City (the medieval walled, mountain-top, defensive village). To get to our destination, we drove through one of Loches' arched portals, all of are maybe 18-inches wider than an average car.

From there, we threaded our way to the Royal Lodge, Loches' chateau, called "the Royal Lodge," on one-car-wide streets. Phil struck out on his own, while I sketched and listened to the birds.

The following video provides a glimpse at the area's beauty and hear ever-present birds:

Phil previously surveyed the area when he discovered the most stunning restaurant in the entire Loches community. Situated on a cliff between the huge Church of Saint Ours (formerly the Church of Notre-Dame) and an old keep (now the donjon), the Restaurant le Presbytere overlooks the valley.

The following video provides a glimpse of the restaurant's views and the sounds of singing birds:

Needless to say, I enjoyed myself! You might notice from this picture of me that I have been wearing the same thing since arriving in France. Although I brought other clothing, I forgot my spring jacket at home, which meant that I had to wear my warmest clothing, which you see here, everyday.

Luckily, casual French restaurants in spectacular locations do not have dress codes, which meant that once again, we had a fabulous meal. Phil's was beef, cooked perfectly rare, and mine, crepe filled with fresh salmon.

We left the area around 3:00 PM to find yet another chateau, but miscalculated our driving time, causing us to spend an hour going and coming, with our only stop to buy two bottles of water. C'la vive.

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Article series by Karen Little for www.Littleviews.com. Photos by Karen and Phil Little. Series began on May 13, 2015. All rights reserved.

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