Monday, 31 August 2015

Walk with the winemakers of the Loire Valley...

During the weekend of Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September winemakers of the Loire Valley invites you to walks in the heart of their vineyards to taste the delights of the wines of the Loire Valley. There is the choice of 15 routes within 21 wine appellations to discover.

For more information visit :

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Brocantes and vide greniers for Sunday 30th August here in Touraine in the Loire Valley

Brocantes / vide greniers Sunday 30thAugust

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

AZAY LE RIDEAU -  Brocante de l'Ile **

BALLAN MIRE - Vide-greniers ***

BLERE -  Brocante **

CHAMBRAY LES TOURS - Vide greniers ***

CHATEAU RENAULT  - Brocante Vide-greniers ***

CHAUMUSSAY -  Brocante Vide-greniers

CUSSAY - Brocante, vide-greniers Fête du Pain ***

RAZINES - Vide-greniers *

REIGNAC SUR INDRE - Vide-greniers **

SAINT AVERTIN - Vide-greniers ***

SAINT PIERRE DES CORPS  Vide-greniers ****

TOURS - Vide-greniers quartier Lakanal ***

VEIGNE - Vide-greniers ****

VERNOU SUR BRENNE - Puces Vernadiennes **

Friday, 21 August 2015

Somethings for the weekend...

Friday, August 21: 2.00pm Plowing competition organized by the Association of Comice and the district of Loches; 5.00 pm, plowing contest the mayors of the township and the sub-prefect of Loches; 6 30 pm, dancing folk group Kumrovec (Croatia). 

Saturday, August 22: 9 am, The Rose Garden Park, official visit of Croatian and German delegations; 10 am to 6 pm, various animal exhibits, agricultural, crafts, commercial and intensive cultural and local government associations; from 12 pm, various activities for children, water skiing demonstrations on the Creuse, several concerts and shows with Michael Lonsdale as guest of honor; exhibition of models of the companions of duty. 

Sunday, August 23: 10.00am-5.00pm similar program of exhibitions and demonstrations; 2.00pm, parade of floats with bands and brass bands; 6.00pm meals by Creuse riverside reservation; 10: 30 pm, firework display.

Sunday 23 August will take place the 4th edition of the Festival of Hunting and Nature in Castle Montpoupon organized by the Vènerie Berry.
With 10,000 people received last year, this day must deviate in the South Touraine.
A rich and impressive programming throughout the day.

Site opening from 9am to discover the villages of exhibitors, artists and hunting associations.
- 11 am Mass of St. Hubert celebrated in the courtyard of the castle to the sound of horns
- 12h30: life kennel in the courtyard of the Museum of Huntsman: share the passion of the huntsman for breeding their dogs and their puppies
- From 13h:
 * Many shows throughout the afternoon with the crews of small and large hunting parties (600 dogs and about fifty horses).
 * Multiple presentations of falconry with the Giants of the Sky of the medieval city of Chauvigny (86)
 * Several amazing presentations of Peter Fleury with 6 free horses. Equestrian and acrobatic show seen on the set of an incredible talent:
- 18:30 gathering of all Venery crews for a drag (simulacrum of a hunt) outstanding.

During the day visit the castle and the Huntsman Museum will also be included.

Prices: Adults: 9 € Children: 4,50 €

You will find a visual pj of the day, and a video link to the 2013 edition:

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Brocantes and vide greniers for the weekend Saturday/Sunday 22nd/23rd August here in Touraine in the Loire Valley

Brocantes / vide greniers Saturday 22thAugust

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

FONDETTES -Vide-greniers***

VILLEDOMAIN-  Brocante***

Sunday 23rdAugust

BREHEMONT-  Vide-greniers****

CHANCAY-  Vide grenier brocante ****

TOURS-  Brocante professionnelle***

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Wine tasting in the caves of Vouvray...a sparkling idea!

Brocantes and vide greniers for the weekend Sunday 9th August here in Touraine in the Loire Valley

Brocantes / vide greniers Saturday 15thAugust

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

BLERE - Vide greniers ?

POUZAY - Vide greniers ***

RICHELIEU- Vide greniers **  

VILLELOIN COULANGE  - Vide greniers ****

Sunday 16thAugust

CHINON  - Vide greniers **

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Market day in Loches...popular outing in the Loire Valley

One of the gems of Southern Touraine here in the Loire Valley is the medieval town of Loches. Its market days on Wednesdays and Saturdays are very very popular with locals and tourists alike. It is a morning market so you can take in lunch at one of the many fine restaurants in the town...

before going to explore the chateau and donjon within the walls of this charming 'Cité médiévale'.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

This Sunday's ( 9th August) brocantes / vide greniers in Touraine, Loire Valley

Brocantes / vide greniers Sunday 9thAugust

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

AMBOISE - Brocante vide grenier marché gourmand ?

COUZIERS - Brocante et vide-grenier *

CROUZILLES -  Brocante / Vide-greniers ***

FAYE LA VINEUSE -  Brocante / Vide-greniers **

LIGUEIL - Brocante / vide greniers ?

LOCHES - Brocante d'été **

MARCAY - Vide-greniers **

RICHELIEU - Brocante photo *

SAINT AVERTIN - Vide-greniers ?

YZEURES SUR CREUSE - Brocante, vide-greniers et fête à l'andouillette ***

Wednesday, 5 August 2015