Wednesday, 29 July 2015

This Sunday's ( 2nd August) brocantes / vide greniers in Touraine, Loire Valley

Brocantes / vide greniers Sunday 2nd  August

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

BARROU – Brocante     Vide-greniers *

BOURGUEIL – Brocante     ***

MONTBAZON – Brocante Vide-greniers ***

NOIZAY – Brocante  Vide-greniers ***

PANZOULT – Brocante   Vide-greniers ***

PAULMY – Brocante  **

SAINT JEAN SAINT GERMAIN – Brocante *

Saturday, 25 July 2015

La Malle aux Souvenirs Son et Lumiere in Ciran...spectacular!


Spectacular  ‘Son et Lumiére’ .‘La Malle aux Souvenirs’,Ciran,Southern Touraine,Loire Valley ,France

Last chance to see tonight...go, you will enjoy it!

Visit their website for details.

Here is a small sample of the night...remember they are mainly amateurs...




Friday, 24 July 2015

Another busy weekend for music here in the Loire Valley...


The 5th edition of 'Loches en Voix' festival takes place this weekend Saturday 25th and Sunday 26tb July. Free concerts at venues in the public gardens and town centre



International Guitar Festival



Thursday, 23 July 2015

This Sunday's ( 26th July) brocantes / vide greniers in Touraine, Loire Valley


La Celle Guenand


Brocantes / vide greniers Sunday 26th July

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

BLERE -  Vide greniers ****

BRAYE SOUS FAYE - Vide-greniers *

LA CELLE GUENAND - Brocante et fêtes des metiers ****

LA CHAPELLE SUR LOIRE - Vide-greniers ?

LE LIEGE - Brocante Vide-greniers ***

SAINTE CATHERINE DE FIERBOIS - Vide-greniers ***

SAVONNIERES – Brocante ?

THENEUIL -  Brocante Vide-greniers **


TOURS - Brocante professionnelle ***

Monday, 20 July 2015

Live music in the Loire Valley...Loches en Voix


The 5th edition of 'Loches en Voix' festival takes place this weekend Saturday 25th and Sunday 26tb July. Free concerts at venues in the public gardens and town centre

Last year's was very good...visit if you can. Full programme here


Love the idea of the singing jukebox...

           

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Garlic & basil fair (Foire à l’ail et au basilic) in Tours


Around 40 garlic and basil vendors will be descending on Tours on Sunday the 26th of July for the annual garlic & basil fair (Foire à l’ail et au basilic) in Tours. The garlic fair is an event which is said to date from medieval times and continues to flourish today. The vendors set up their stalls around ‘Les Halles’ on  rue Chateauneuf, rue du Grand Marché and place de la Victoire. Go along and enjoy the surprising colour and fragrancies…


Wednesday, 15 July 2015

This Sunday's (19th July) brocantes / vide greniers in Touraine, Loire Valley

Brocantes / vide greniers Sunday 19th July

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


ANTOGNY LE TILLAC  - Brocante, fête de l'été ***

AVON LES ROCHES - Vide grenier / brocante ***

BUXEUIL - Brocante / Vide-greniers ***

CHINON - Brocante Rabelaisienne **

CHINON  Quai Danton - Vide-greniers**

LE LOUROUX  Foire à l’ail, brocante **

RICHELIEU - Vide-greniers *

ROUZIERS DE TOURAINE -  Brocante / vide-greniers ****

SAINT NICOLAS DE BOURGUEIL - Vide-greniers **

SOUVIGNE - Brocante  / Vide-greniers **

TOURS  Vide-greniers Avenue Camille Chautemps **

TOURS  Brocante pro et vide greniers Parc de la Gloriette ****

River / lake swimming in Loire Valley


With the temperature rising again why not head for the beach. You don'y have to head for the coast as here in the Loire Valley you have a number of man-made beaches at river and lake locations.

Checkout: http://www.experienceloire.com/loire-valley-beaches.htm

Friday, 10 July 2015

'Fete nationale' - celebrations in Southern Touraine in the Loire Valley




All over France this weekend/next week the evening skies will be filled with the spectacle of fireworks - follow the link below to check out where they will be in Southern Touraine or check with your local tourist office for a display near you.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

This weekend's (11th & 12th July) brocantes / vide greniers in Touraine, Loire Valley

Chemille sur Indrois

Brocantes / vide greniers Saturday 11th July

CHEMILLE SUR INDROIS – ‘Fête du Lac’ - Vide-greniers ?


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

Brocantes / vide greniers Sunday 12th July

AMBOISE  Brocante vide greniers / marché gourmand ?

CHANNAY SUR LATHAN - Vide-greniers ***

LA CHAPELLE SUR LOIRE - Vide-greniers

LUZE – brocante **

TOURS  Vide-grenier Tours nord - Avenue Maginot *


Here come the sunflowers...


As you drive around the Loire Valley at this time of year you are rewarded by fields of sunflowers making it difficult not to smile at the world. This field is just outside Barrou in Southern Touraine.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Something for the kids in Southern Touraine in the Loire Valley.


New for 2015...

Discover the history and heritage culture of Southern Touraine in a fun way that involves the kids….you can get a free app on ‘App Store’ and ‘Google Play’ entitled ‘Trolls South Touraine’ Via smartphones you have to find the South Touraine trolls who have escaped from their cage and fled in three towns of  Descartes, Le Grand Pressigny and Preuilly sur Claise. 


From July 7 to August 27, 2015, a facilitator will offer to accompany you to explore more of this fun application!



Saturday, 4 July 2015

Live music 'Festival des Barroudeurs'...Barrou


On Saturday we have the annual 'Festival des Barroudeurs' here in Barrou.



This year features,among others, the very talented Angie Palmer.

                               

We will be attending both, hope to see there

Friday, 3 July 2015

This weekend's (4th & 5th July) brocantes / vide greniers in Touraine, Loire Valley



Brocantes / vide greniers Saturday 4th July

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

ATHEE SUR CHER - Vide grenier semi nocturne **

PERRUSSON - Brocante / Vide-greniers **

SAINTE MAURE DE TOURAINE - Vide grenier ***

Brocantes / vide greniers Sunday 5th July

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

BLERE - Brocante vide-greniers **

LA CHAPELLE BLANCHE SAINT MARTIN - Vide-greniers / brocante **

LA RICHE - Vide-greniers ***

LANGEAIS -  Brocante du Lac

MONTBAZON - Vide greniers****

NAZELLES NEGRON - Vide-greniers / brocante ****

PERRUSSON - Brocante / Vide-greniers **

RIVARENNES - Vide greniers **
SORIGNY - Brocante / vide-greniers ***

TOURS - Vide-greniers quartier Prébendes ?

TROGUES – Brocante / Vide-greniers **

VARENNES -  Vide-grenier ?

VEIGNE - Vide-greniers ?


Wednesday, 1 July 2015