Loire Valley: Short Film

With this short film by our talented SYA France student Garrett Wilson, you will be transported to the Loire Valley alongside the Class of SYA France 2019. 

From Garrett Wilson: "Located close to Paris, and several other major cities, the Loire Valley has long been a getaway for the rich and powerful. 42 châteaux make up the Loire Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site, and many more remain privately owned. The architectural styles range from medieval military fortresses to post renaissance works of art. The amount of wealth, power, and beauty concentrated in these buildings is really unbelievable, not to mention the stunning landscapes that surround them. I spent 3 days traveling around the Loire Valley, and this film captures only a few of the amazing Châteaux that I saw. It was like being in a fairytale."

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