Saturday, May 23, 2015

a nature reserve along the Loire

I visited this area (espace naturel de L'Île de Bondésir) a few days ago for the first time (a 45 minute ride by bike from Amboise).  It's a magnificent undeveloped area along the Loire and open to the public.  Here you can follow trails and discover wonderful views of the river as well as a wide variety of plants and birds.  In today's view, you see an area that changes dramatically with the water level of the river.  When it's high, this is mostly under water and the trees on the right are on an island.


  1. Thanks, Stuart--My husband and I love to hike, and we will have to look that one up for our visit to Amboise in mid-September!