Sunday, 21 December 2014
Saturday, 13 December 2014
Tuesday, 9 December 2014
Christmas holidays in France are a very special time as families prepare for the festivities. There are traditional Christmas markets in many towns and villages of the Loire Valley and there is still time to find one.You can check with your local tourist office as to where you will find the one nearest to you.
Thursday, 4 December 2014
Château de Cheverny
December 1 to January 6
Come visit the Chateau of Cheverny, decorated with more than 60 Christmas trees.
Wednesday, 26 November 2014
Christmas can be a great time to visit the Loire Valley chateaux, especially with children, as many take the opportunity to 'dress' especially for the event. There are stand-outs like the wonderful Chenonceau but others like the ones below are also putting on a show...
Thursday, 13 November 2014
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Thursday, 6 November 2014
Date : Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 19h Location : Room Bizeau Rates : free concert
Formula appetizer plate 8 € reservation before November 3, 2014
1 st part19h: The Cane Swing
Passionate swing, this quartet has a solid stage experience (over 400 concerts in six years).
After touring repertoire of Django Reinhardt and more generally the gypsy jazz repertoire, it is now a new musical direction that drives them. Cane Swing, this is not only a music sharing, but also a friendly exchange with the public mood.
2 nd part, 2030: Audrey B & Faces
This quintet offers a large repertoire of standards and swing rythm'n'blues wonderfully interpreted, thanks to the exceptional voice of Audrey Joumas. It is surrounded by seasoned musicians: piano Pascal Denis Jerome Bellicaud on drums, Philippe JUHEL guitar and harmonica
Eric SANSIQUET bass.
Swing tunes and rhythms, the haunting voice of Audrey operates: one snaps his fingers, feet on tape, you can savor this wonderful journey that swings wish ...
Tuesday, 4 November 2014
Thursday, 23 October 2014
Thursday, 16 October 2014
Temperatures of 25 degrees are Predicted for the Loire Valley this weekend ... so it should be a good time to get outdoors and visit Reviews some of the beautiful gardens of the area like the ones at ... Chateau Villandry ...
... or at the Chaumont Garden Festival ...
...or at Chateau Rivau
Thursday, 9 October 2014
The 'Art & Lard' festival is this Sunday at Le Petit-Pressigny You can view the works of up to 20 local artists set up in a variety of locations throughout this charming little village. This year's event will also have some musical content in the form of a concert by a brass quintet in the church (not sure when) plus a 'retro-swing group' providing street entertainment. The 'lard' part of the day involves 'tastings' for children and adults plus an exhibition of medieval crockery.
Thursday, 2 October 2014
On Saturday the Opera House in Tours is hosting an open day and inviting visitors in to enjoy privileged access to the venue, including the costume storage area. In the afternoon, you can attend costume rehearsals. A great opportunity to get behind the scenes. We went along last year - very interesting and beautiful inside..
Monday, 29 September 2014
Wednesday, 24 September 2014
Friday, 19 September 2014
Loire Valley Journees du Patrimoine - Heritage days
Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st September, 2014
Every year, on the third weekend of September, heritage sites throughout the Loire Valley open their doors and share their history with you. You can find yourself climbing towers or entering caves and public buildings that would normally be closed to the public.
Friday, 12 September 2014
Yes, a 'Tomato Festival'
In its 16th year, the 'Festival of the Tomato' returns to Chateau Bourdaisière in Touraine. The publicity says you can discover no less than 650 varieties of tomato – if you really want to. There will also be 50 exhibitors offering all things tomato! You can also visit the grounds of the chteau but not the chateau itself as it is a hotel.
Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th, September.
Sunday, 7 September 2014
This year sees the 28th edition of ‘Jazz in Touraine’ festival which is being held in Montlouis-sur-Loire from 11th to 21st September. Eight nights of musical entertainment with a mix of big established artists, rising stars and young hopefuls of the jazz scene.
Web site: http://www.jazzentouraine.com/
Thursday, 28 August 2014
Thursday, 21 August 2014
Saturday, 16 August 2014
Le Grand Pressigny is hosting this year's 'Comice Agricole' (agricultural show) - an event that brings together the villages of the 'canton Grand Pressigny' - Barrou, Betz -le-Château, La Celle-Guenand, Ferrière-Larçon, Le Grand Pressigny, La Guerche, Paulmy, Le Petit-Pressigny and Saint-Flovier. The ladies (and some men) of the village are currently busy making 8000 paper flowers for the garlands that will adorn the village for the spectacle.
These pictures and video below are from the last time they held it in Le Grand Pressigny, back in 2008
!6th & 17th August
3 tournaments per day, driven by the initiatory Chivalry, will take place in the moat of the Castle! : Saturday at 14h, 16h and 17:30 to 11:30 Sunday, 15h and 16:30. At 18h. Throughout these days, many animations will delight young and old! : Medieval camp by the Association de la Mandragore with medieval combat demonstration stick and dubbing young knights, introduction to archery by Archers Richelais, calligraphy workshop, tasting gourmet products, medieval market. In the magical setting of the gardens, visitors will encounter the beautiful lords and ladies and the collective organization of the medieval market Chinon and knights
Saturday, 9 August 2014
Thursday, 7 August 2014
Monday, 4 August 2014
Celebrating Champigny wines, the town of Saumur hosts two days/evenings on the 06/08 and 07/08, where thousands gather to taste the great wines and produce of the area in a party atmosphere with live music.
Friday, 1 August 2014
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
There is an evening market this Friday in Descartes from 6.00pm on the Quai Couratin, along the riverside near Le Pont Henri IV bridge.
The group who are providing the music (9.00pm) for the night at 'Bar Saulaie' at the end of the Quai, "Laids Crétins des Alpes"(Ugly Raving Alps) sound interesting. If you wish to eat you have to make a reservation on 02 47 53 70 33 or 032 47 92 93 54.