Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Brocantes / vide greniers this weekend in Touraine...


Brocantes / vide greniers Sunday 2nd October

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


BALLAN MIRE  Vide-greniers ***

BLERE  Vide Greniers-brocante **

BOURGUEIL  Brocante Mensuelle *

BRECHES  Vide-greniers et marché gourmand ?

CHINON  Vide-greniers ?

ROCHECORBON  Vide-greniers ***

SAINT ETIENNE DE CHIGNY  Vide-greniers ***

SAINT MARTIN LE BEAU  Vide Grenier **

TOURS  Vide Greniers et Exposition de Véhicules Anciens ***


Other departments: Source : http://brocabrac.fr/







Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Saying goodbye to the sunflowers...


With the sunflowers ending their season here is a reminder of the joy they bring to our region,

Friday, 23 September 2016

Weekend for gardeners at Chateau Villandry...



Come and meet the gardeners at Chateau Villandry

This weekend the gardeners of Chateau Villandry avail themselves to amateur and professional gardeners alike who are keen to take advantage of their expertise and knowledge. 

Check their website for full program

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Brocantes / vide greniers this weekend Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th September in Touraine...


Brocantes / vide greniers Saturday 24th September

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

FONDETTES  Vide Grenier **


Brocantes / vide greniers Sunday 25th September

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


ATHEE SUR CHER  Vide-greniers **

CHEDIGNY  Vide Grenier et Vide Atelier de la Mode

COUESMES  Foire annuelle et vide-grenier**

JOUE LES TOURS  Brocante vide-greniers *****

LIGUEIL  Brocante Vide-greniers ?

NAZELLES NEGRON  Vide-greniers ***

NEUILLE PONT PIERRE  Brocante Vide-greniers >?

SAINT PIERRE DES CORPS  Vide-greniers ***

TOURS  Vide-greniers St-Paul *

VILLEPERDUE  Vide-greniers **

Other departments: Source : http://brocabrac.fr/





An opportunity to enjoy some fine dining...


Until the 2nd of October selected restaurants are offering a two for one deal to allow you to sample there menus. You can check out the participating restaurants in the Loire Valley here

Thursday, 15 September 2016

This weekend is European 'Journees du Patrimoine' weekend..



EUROPEAN HERITAGE DAYS
The 33rd edition of the European Heritage Days theme "Heritage and Citizenship"

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. Check out your own area here...


Pick up a guide to what's on at your local tourist office

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Brocantes / vide greniers this weekend Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th September in Touraine...


Brocantes / vide greniers Saturday 17th September

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

BEAUMONT VILLAGE  Vide-greniers ?

CINQ MARS LA PILE  Brocante ?



Brocantes / vide greniers Sunday 18th September

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

ARTANNES SUR INDRE  Brocante Vide-greniers ***

AZAY LE RIDEAU  Vide Greniers + Vide Dressing **

BEAUMONT EN VERON  Vide-greniers ?

CHAMBRAY LES TOURS  Vide grenier **

CHINON  Brocante **

CORMERY   Brocante  vide-grenier *****

MONTLOUIS SUR LOIRE  Vide-greniers **

MONTREUIL EN TOURAINE  Centre équestre, La Perchais Vide-greniers *****

RIVIERE  Vide-greniers **

SAINT FLOVIER  Vide-greniers***

SUBLAINES  Vide-greniers ?

TOURS  Vide-greniers de Sainte-radegonde *****

VILLIERS AU BOUIN  Brocante **

VOUVRAY  Brocante Vide-greniers ****


Other departments: Source : http://brocabrac.fr/







Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Leonardo's view of Chateau d'Amboise..


 This is the view from Leonardo da Vinci's flattering statue on Ile d'Or,in the middle of the Loire river, looking towards Chateau d'Amboise where he was courted by king Francois I. The statue was apparently a gift
to Paris from the Republic of San Marino to France in 1935.  In 1976 the city presented this and other sculptures (which have since been returned) to the town of Amboise. In 2011 a plaque was added to commemorate the event although it does not give credit to its creator, thought to be from 1920 by Amleto Cataldi (Naples, 1882 - Rome, 1930).


Here is the statue itself...



which offers a number of possibilities for the photographer's subject!


Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Brocantes / vide greniers this weekend Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th September



Brocantes / vide greniers Saturday 10th September

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

LA CELLE SAINT AVANT  Vide-greniers ?

LA RICHE  Grand Vide Greniers de la Rentree ****

LANGEAIS  Vide-grenier de la Maison de retraite ?

TOURS  Vide-greniers place Rabelais *

TOURS  Brocante Vide-greniers Quartier Beaujardin ***


Brocantes / vide greniers Sunday 11th September

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

AVOINE  Vide-greniers ***

CHAMBRAY LES TOURS  Braderie Puériculture **

CINAIS  Vide-greniers ?

DESCARTES  Brocante ?

JOUE LES TOURS  Fête de Quartier de la Vallée Violette **

LA MEMBROLLE SUR CHOISILLE  Vide-greniers **

LA RICHE  Vide-greniers **

LA VILLE AUX DAMES  Vide Greniers de l'Esvd Basket *****

MONTBAZON  Vide-greniers ***

SAINT ANTOINE DU ROCHER  Vide-greniers

SAINT AVERTIN  Bourse aux Sport et Vide Grenier ***

SAINT HIPPOLYTE  Foire aux Entrecôtes – Brocante ?

SEMBLANCAY  Brocante Fête d'Automne *****

SORIGNY  Brocante Vide-greniers ?

THILOUZE  Brocante Vide-greniers **

TOURS  Vide-grenier Gymnase des Tourettes *

TOURS  Vide-greniers place Beaujardin ****

VILLEDOMER  Vide-greniers ?


Other departments:
 Source : http://brocabrac.fr/






Chateau de Langeais