After morning class, we zipped over to the Hardouin boulangerie (our favorite bakery in Tours – it comes highly recommended), bought baguette sandwiches for lunch, and set off for the Tour train station. Our afternoon adventure took us 25 km from Tours to a small town in the Loire Valley called Langeais. Once we crossed the Loire River, the train arrived to the Langeais station in minutes, and from there, the Langeais castle was a 5 minute walk away.
Langeais is smaller than Tours, but offers an easy afternoon getaway. The garden featuring plants from medieval times caught our attention especially. People in the middle age munched walnuts to keep their hair from falling out, and cooked onion to settle the flatulence caused by legumes. We took notes so we’ll be able to incorporate some healthy habits into our diets! We’re looking forward to comparing Langeais with the Chateaux de Chinon, which we’ll see tomorrow. For now: Je vais au lit:) A bientot!