Gisele Lafferty in France 2001

In Summer 2001, I spent a month in the Language Institute of Touraine in France.

My family joined me in Paris afterward; then we toured Paris, England & Scotland.  We had a good time.





Abbaye Royal de Fontevraud. 

There, you can see the tombs of Henri II Plantagenet and his wife Eleonore;  his grand child Richard The Lion-Hearted and wife.


My new friends and me in front of the Chateau Saumur


In a little restaurant in Tours


Flower market in Tours (2 times a week)


Le Chateau d’Azay-le Rideau. 

The castle is half way surrounded by water.


My new friend Anna and me visiting le Chateau d’Amboise, close to Tours.


Again, le Chateau d’azay-le-Rideau.

From right to left: Gina, Maria and me.


Breakfast, croissants and coffee in the schoolyard.


My French class in Tours 2001.

 The second from the right standing was our main teacher, Dominique.


Mont Saint-Michel (a church also a monastery)

This parking log will be under water during high tide, and Mont Saint-Michel will be surrounded by water.


Palais Versailles


Derek and mom resting at the side of the Grand Trianon.


 The back of Notre-Dame de Paris




Tower of London


We stayed in this Bed & Breakfast in York.


Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness, Scotland.

We did not see the monster “Nessy” there.


This statue of Liberty is found in Paris by the Seine river.