Thursday, 31 July 2014

Evening market in Descartes

There is an evening market this Friday in Descartes from 6.00pm on the Quai Couratin, along the riverside near Le Pont Henri IV bridge.

The group who are providing the music (9.00pm) for the night at 'Bar Saulaie' at the end of the Quai, "Laids Crétins des Alpes"(Ugly Raving Alps) sound interesting. If you wish to eat you have to make a reservation on 02 47 53 70 33 or 032 47 92 93 54. 

Festival Yzeures'n'Rock 2014 // 1-2 août 2014

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Balloon over Barrou...

Another ballon flight caught yesterday on Grande Rue in Barrou here in Southern Touraine. 

Slipping over the river Creuse

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Night market in Loches,Southern Touraine...

More than 100 exhibitors in the market plus musical entertainment throughout the evening.

 Le Chant des Chalets, Fingers Quintet, Pop Street, Suck da Head.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Another 'Taken in Touraine'...

This rather fetching fellow can be found in the driveway of an antique dealer in the village of Chenonceaux. 

Festival Season...

A cappella group 'Pitch Perfect' at the Loches-en-Voix' Music Festival

This is a good time to be in France as there is always so much on, what with the Bastille Day celebrations and the festival season in full swing. Here in the Loire Valley is no exception -check out our 'What's on in July' page to get a taste of the diverse range of events on offer. Contrary to popular belief the country does not shut down for July and August but instead comes alive with events in almost every town and village

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Bastille day celebrations...

All over France this weekend the evening skies will be filled with the spectacle of fireworks in every form known to man...where the actual 'storming of the Bastille' wasn't really the most significant event of the start of the Revolution it is now how it is remembered. Like Stephen Clarke's account (chapter 16) in his book'1000 years of annoying the French' - if you haven't read it you should - funny and informative.

Check with your local tourist office for a display near you.

In Southern Touraine

Monday, 7 July 2014

Live music in Loches in the Loire Valley...


From 11th  to 13th  July, Loches  you can enjoy an eclectic mix of musical genres over 3 days. Check out the website for concert venues and times.


Something a little different...

As part of the summer music programme of the 'Friends of Chatelier' there are a number of concerts being held in the wonderful barn 'Grange des Protestants' of Chateau du Chatelier, Le Chatelier (6km from Le Grand Pressigny)

On Wednesday, July 9, 2014 8:30 p.m. € 12.00 


Vivaldi & Mozart

You can see the full programme here

Thursday, 3 July 2014

On the beach...

From 01/07/2014 to 12/07/2014

For the 4th consecutive year, the beach area of ‘Bas-Clos’ will host free activities for two weeks. 
Programme: sports, entertainment, concerts, creative workshops and entertainment, games, relaxation area, bouncy castle and sandpit 
Free to all. 

Program (PDF): 
> link

Evenings. Friday, July 4 to 19 h 30 concert "Golden Arrow quartet" (gypsy jazz); Friday, July 11 at 19 h 30 concert "Popup" (French song); Saturday, July 12 at 19h evening moules frites at the bar of Bas Clos; broadcast the match for third place in the World Cup football 2014.