Thursday, 16 October 2014

Here comes the sun...




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

Something for the weekend...





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. 

We understand  there is also an 'exhibition' at the nearby Château de Ré.

From 2013
From 2012
From 2011

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Something for the weekend...



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..