View from the Jardin des Prébendes d’Oé
|Downtown Tours, devoid of life on a Sunday|
L’Hôtel de Ville (City Hall) in Tours
|Le Pont Wilson spanning the Loire River|
Cathédrale Saint-Gatien (Tours Cathedral), where the tomb of St. Martin is located
|Original 13th-century frescoes still decorate parts of the interior!|
|Remains of an early church destroyed during the French Revolution in the 18th-century|
Also, a few updates about my schedule the next two weeks. I have crash-courses in advanced written and spoken French from 9:45-12:45 Monday through Friday, with various cultural activities with our larger group scattered through random afternoons. They include a cooking class, wine & cheese tasting (I'll be the first in line at this one!!), a visit to the château Chenonceau, guided tour through the local Museum of Fine Arts, and another day trip & picnic at the châteaux Chambord and Blois...not that I'll be busy or anything! We'll find out where we're living in Paris sometime around next Wednesday & then ship back up to Paris for good on Friday, September 9th. I learned today that the classes I'll be taking at l’Université de Paris III – Sorbonne Nouvelle don't actually start until October 3th (the latest of all the Paris universities), so it looks like I'll have plenty of time to settle into life in Paris before the madness really begins!