Pays de la Loire Tourist Traps

  • Paulien at the beach. Wow!
    Paulien at the beach. Wow!
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  • Just relaxing a bit.
    Just relaxing a bit.
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  • Two lovely girls enjoying the sun.
    Two lovely girls enjoying the sun.
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Pays de la Loire Tourist Traps

  • The village of Candes-Saint-Martin

    Candes Saint-Martin is described as one of France's most beautiful villages. The reason why I'm calling this place a tourist trap is because it was a bit of a let down for me. After all the charming villages we'd cycled through I was expecting something really special, but it was not. We hiked up the panoramic trail, only to see that most of the...

  • La Cave Saint Antoine in...

    LA CAVE SAINT ANTOINE is a restaurant in LIGNIERES-DE-TOURAINE (Tél.: 02 47 96 39 87).It was recommended in the Michelin Guide (very renown publication), but it's a tourist trap because of the setting. It's in a cave !We all ordered "pavés". These are normally very thick and juicy steaks.We got a very thin, but double folded steaks which were...

  • Maison de la Magie

    Ok, so I didn't actually go inside the House of Magic in Blois...But one look at the fire breathing, moving dragon heads that come out of the windows of the house every so often was enough to put me off.It just screamed "tourist trap".If anyone has actually been inside, I'd love to hear if it was worth the visit.It is located right next to the...

  • Kitsch at Usse

    At Chateau d`Usse it is permanenty organized an exposition in the towe showing scenes from the Sleeping beauty.All the scenes are recreated with dolls but it is more like kitsch then fairy tale The true atmosphere of the tale can rather be found outside, behind the towers and among the gardens and huge white walls.And especially in the chapel next...

  • Overcrowding

    The main castles ( Chambord, Blois )are overcrowded during the summer and there is no way of getting impregnated with the atmosphere of another times. Besides this, the big castles such as Chambord are only empty walls - no furniture at all - so they won`t recreate the atmosphere of their glory.Also Chambord is very dirty because the white stone is...

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