Saturday, 24 May 2014

Taken in Touraine...

This beautiful field of poppies sits beside the cemetery on the outskirts of the little village of Chambon in Southern Touraine here in the Loire Valley.. 

Photographs taken Friday  23rd May

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Chaumont Garden Festival 2014 - slideshow.

We visited the garden festival at Chaumont-sur-Loire for you and the video below is a slideshow of the photographs taken. The gardens are shown in the order that you view them as you walk around it.

Its a good day out and you should go visit...

Monday, 19 May 2014

Chaumont Garden Festival 2014

The poppies were taken in the gardens of the Garden Festival at Chaumont-sur-Loire which is an annual event worth adding to your itinerary when visiting the Loire Valley.

Here are some examples of the gardens from 2014...

We will be putting a slideshow together later of all the gardens.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Under a sunny Sunday sky...

Chateau de La Guerche in Southern Touraine here in the Loire Valley, looking resplendent under a beautiful blue sky yesterday.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Taken in Touraine...

This peacock is currently on display in the gardens at Descartes which are a delight all the year their best during the summer months...but still a lovely place for a walk in springtime if you are visiting the very good Sunday market.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

You bring the food...

...and they will supply the wine. Great idea for a day out you take along the picnic and local wine producers provide the tables and wineThanks Jim...
.'Pique-Nique chez Vigneron Indépendant': 7th-9th June 2014.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Best square in France for aperitif...

Well, according to international travel site Lonely Planet (France) it's our very own Place Plumereau in Tours. Having spent time during every season of the year there, we have to agree. Its has its own feel that you really only recognize when you return for a second or third visit. You have a mix of local students, tourists and the business world all looking to escape - and Place Plumerau is the ideal place to do just that. You are spoilt for choice with regards to cafes and restaurants but as you sit, you have to take in your surroundings, you will be charmed by the restored half-timbered houses that watch over you from the past.

We can understand it claiming the top spot and yet the city of Tours itself has so much more to offer