Monday, 29 June 2015

Tournesols of Touraine...sunflowers of the Loire Valley


Sure sign that summer has truly arrived here in the Loire Valley...the sunflowers opening up. These are on the edge of the village of Barrou in Southern Touraine.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

This weekend's (27th & 28th June) brocantes / vide greniers in Touraine, Loire Valley




Brocantes / vide greniers Sat 27th & Sunday 28th June

* Up to 50 stalls ** 50 to 100 stalls *** 100 to 200 stalls ****More than 200 stalls    ? Unknown

Saturday 27th

FONDETTES - Vide greniers ***

SAINT SYMPHORIEN LES PONCEAUX  - Vide greniers **

Sunday 28th

BEAUMONT EN VERON - Bric à brac ***

BOSSAY SUR CLAISE – Brocante *

BOURNAN - Vide-greniers Brocante **

CERELLES - Vide-greniers ***

ESVRES - Vide-greniers ***

LA CROIX EN TOURAINE - Vide-greniers **

LA ROUCHOUZE – Brocante / Vide-greniers ***

LA VILLE AUX DAMES - Vide-greniers ****

LANGEAIS - Vide greniers ** Actually at La Rouchouze (7 km outside Langeais )

MONTS -  Vide grenier de jouer en 2 cv ***

NOUZILLY - Vide-greniers ****

SAINT BENOIT LA FORET – Brocante **

SAINT GENOUPH - Vide-greniers ****

SAINT HIPPOLYTE - Brocante / Vide-greniers **

SAINT PIERRE DES CORPS  3ème vide-greniers - jardin gambetta ***

SEUILLY - Vide-greniers **

TOURS -  Brocante professionnelle ***


TOURS - Vide-greniers quartier Vieux Tours ***

Jazz at Cheverny...

From June 25th to 28th, the town of Cheverny is the setting for this jazz festival, with the major concerts take place in the magnificent castle grounds.
The free parking is located near the event..
Snack bar and restaurant on site
 

       

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Chateau de Chenonceau...pretty cool!


Love the 'cool' commentary from Adam and Franze as they explore Chateau de Chenonceau in the Loire Valley. Visiting the drawing rooms "They must have done a lot of drawing"...you have to love them!

Thursday, 18 June 2015

This Sunday's (21st June) brocantes / vide greniers in Touraine, Loire Valley




Brocantes / vide greniers Sunday 21st June

* Up to 50 stalls ** 50 to 100 stalls *** 100 to 200 stalls ****More than 200 stalls    ? Unknown

ATHEE SUR CHER  -  Vide-greniers ***

BETZ LE CHATEAU - Vide greniers ***

CHATEAU LA VALLIERE  Brocante / Vide-greniers ***

CHINON - Brocante Rabelaisienne **

L'ILE BOUCHARD - Vide-greniers *

LIGUEIL - Brocante Vide-greniers ?

LIMERAY - Vide-greniers - ****

RIGNY USSE - Vide-greniers *

SAINT HIPPOLYTE - Brocante / Vide-greniers **

SAVONNIERES - Vide-greniers ****


Free jazz in Orleans...


As part of the  'Fete de la musique' you can enjoy a free weekend of jazz concerts in Orleans

http://www.orleans.fr/evenementiel/jazz-a-leveche/accueil.htm

Fete de la Music...



This weekend ( 20th/21st June) is the 'Fete de la Musique', the annual music festival here in France where musicians are asked to provide free (plus paid for concerts) live music in a variety of venues. The tradition inaugurated by the then French Minister of Culture in Paris in 1982 continues to reinvent itself with free concerts with everything from hunting horns to hip hop.



Check your local tourist office for what is on near you. or check out some of what's on in your department here.


Friday, 12 June 2015

This Sunday's (14th June) brocantes / vide greniers in Touraine, Loire Valley



Flea / empty granaries Sunday 14 th June

* Up to 50 stalls ** 50 *** 100 to 100 stalls to 200 stalls **** More than 200 stalls? Unknown

ABILLY - Garage sales **

AMBOISE  - Empty granary Brocante gourmet market?

ARTANNES SUR INDRE Garage sales ***

AZAY SUR CHER - Flea yard sales Football Club **

CANDES SAINT MARTIN - Garage sale EPA *

CHAMBRAY LES TOURS *** Garage sales

CHANCAY Day valleys ***

CLERE PINES - Vacuum attics, flea ***

Descartes - Flea Yard sales *

HUISMES - Garage sales **

PLAYS THE TOURS - Empty granaries?

ON THE MEMBROLLE CHOISILLE Garage sale ****

LUYNES - Garage sales ***

CURRENCY Garage sale ****

MONTLOUIS ON LOIRE - Garage sales ***


SAINT MARTIN LE BEAU - Empty attic of the musical union **

SOUVIGNY TOURAINE Garage Sale ***

TOURS - Garage sales Fountains

VERETZ - Empty attic **



Wednesday, 3 June 2015

This weekend's (6th/7th June) brocantes / vide greniers in Touraine, Loire Valley




Brocantes / vide greniers Saturday 6th June

* Up to 50 stalls ** 50 to 100 stalls *** 100 to 200 stalls ****More than 200 stalls    ? Unknown


CHINON  Rue de Turpeny – Vide greiers ?

LUYNES – Vide greiers  **

TOURS  Place Velpeau – Vide greiers

TOURS  School sports field Vigny-Musset, Rue Gabriel Fauré – Vide greiers ***

TOURS  Maryse Bastie School,Rue Michel Bau -  Brocante *


Brocantes / vide greniers Sunday 7th June

* Up to 50 stalls ** 50 to 100 stalls *** 100 to 200 stalls ****More than 200 stalls    ? Unknown


AZAY LE RIDEAU - Vide-greniers **

CHAMBRAY LES TOURS Avenue de l'hommelaire - Vide-greniers **

CHINON  Vide-greniers**

FRANCUEIL - Vide greniers***

JOUE LES TOURS Place du Verger = Vide-greniers** 

LA CELLE SAINT AVANT - Vide-greniers*

LUZILLE - Vide-greniers**

MONTS - Vide-greniers****

MOUZAY - Vide-greniers**

ROCHECORBON -  Brocante Vide-greniers***

SAINT PIERRE DES CORPS Avenue jacques duclos - Vide-greniers****

TAUXIGNY - Vide-greniers**

TOURS quartier Paul Bert - Vide-greniers ?

TOURS  Rue de Loire, Ile Aucard - Vide grenier ***

VEIGNE du Moulin - Vide greniers ****


Monday, 1 June 2015

Visiting 'VitiLoire' - for research purposes only...


Some photographs from Saturday's 'VitiLoire' wine fair in Tours.Set in the city centre, on the Boulevard Heurteloup , Station Square and in the gardens of the Prefecture, the public were invited to discover the diversity of the wines of the Loire Valley.


Over 150 producers were on hand to give you the benefit of their experience.


There were Anjou, Chinon, Bourgueil, Saumur and Touraine wines,


plus the famous whites from Sancerre, Pouilly Fume and Quincy.


The purchase of a € 5.00 tasting glass was all that was needed to explore great selection of wines on offer. 


There were also chefs on hand for demonstrations on local cuisine plus a 'gourmet village' dedicated to the gastronomy of Touraine.