Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Unexpected Juxtapositions in the Loire Valley

You never know what you are going to see in the Loire Valley. Turning up one day for a tour of the Chateau of Chambord with an American couple on a dull and drizzly day at the end of October, I came round the corner of the Chateau to discover the team from the Equestrian and Raptors Show in full costume and exercising their horses. Patrolling amongst them was a team of modern day soldiers. It was quite a startling sight. Chambord is owned by the State and is home to a troop of the Republican Guard, so it is very common to encounter mounted police in the grounds too. Everyone is super friendly though and I guess there is no need to worry about security in the grounds.

Costumed equestrian and soldiers exercising in the grounds of the Chateau of Chambord, Loir et Cher, France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.

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