Monday, 29 September 2014

Taken in Touraine





This monkey under the eaves of a house can be found in Preuilly-sur-Claise in Southern Touraine.


It is just across from the towns fabulous abbey church





Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Friday, 19 September 2014

Something for the weekend...


 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

Something for the weekend...



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

Jazz in Touraine...


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.