This is how google's 'awesome' app handled our photograph of Langeais ...we like it.
Monday, 30 June 2014
Thursday, 26 June 2014
Loire à Vélo
|Photo courtesy: http://www.anjou-velo-vintage.com/|
Whether you are a cyclist or not, you will enjoy the ‘retro’ atmosphere in Saumur the ’home’ of the festival. The nostalgia for the vintage ‘bicyclette’ will be enhanced by the addition of costumes and music from a bygone age of fun and sophistication(?).
Tuesday, 24 June 2014
Sunday, 22 June 2014
This restored windmill, 'Le moulin des Aigremonts', sits just outside the market town of Blére. The original was built in1848,it then passed to different owners before eventually falling into disrepair. It was acquired by the town in 2003 when the restoration work began. It reopened to the public in 2009. You can find out more here on the official site for the mill.
This is a neat little video of the mill with a jaunty little tune.
Friday, 20 June 2014
Free music where you are in the Loire Valley
Saturday 21st of June is the 'Fete de la Musique', the annual music festival which has spread from France all around the world. 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 in the private gardens of the prefecture in Tours to a free afternoon and evening of music in Azay-le-Rideau
Check your local tourist office for what is on near you. or check out whats on in your department here
Tuesday, 17 June 2014
This iconic British telephone box can be found in front of the mairie in Azay-le-Rideau - don't know why other than perhaps a curiosity - it has no glass and certainly no phone.
This pretty little Loire Valley town is most famous for its equally iconic Chateau but its well maintained streets, especially in summer, are a pleasure to walk around.There are good restaurants, a fine church and plenty of photo opportunities.
Sunday, 15 June 2014
Monday, 9 June 2014
This is a view onto the flower gardens/nursery behind the XVI th century farm at Chateau de Chenonceau, it's where all the flowers are grown for there beautiful room displays.
Friday, 6 June 2014
National fair of cheeses
Saturday, 7th and Sunday, 8th of June, Sainte-Maure de Touraine
This year, the 'guest' region will be "Bourgogne - Charolais"
►Tastings of local products
►Crafts under the Halle
►Restoration on the site of the fair
►Musical groups on places and in streets
►Shows and public ball on Saturdays evenings
►Music, animations, cheerfulness!