Monday, 28 December 2015

A winter's walk around the Chateau du Grand Pressigny in pictures...

You can stay in Le Grand Pressigny for your holidays at 'Les Balcons'  a popular holiday home choice from where you can enjoy a visit to the chateau plus experience the best the Loire Valley  has to offer.

Loire Valley house to rent

Saturday, 12 December 2015

The 13th edition of the ‘Mer & and Vigne’ will be held at Tours Exhibition Centre

from December 11 to 14 at the Exhibition Centre. 125 exhibitors and 5 dining areas.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

More Christmas markets here in the Loire Valley...


Carol singers from 3.00pm


One of our favourites...Ferriere-Larcon



Carol singers from 5.00pm


Tours' Christmas market is set up along Boulevard Heurteloup and within the square in front of the railway station. In the chalets you will find local products, craftwork, jewellery and other gift ideas. 

Friday, 4 December 2015

Christmas markets in Southern Touraine this weekend...


Christmas Market - Local produce and handicrafts,carriage rides, fairy make-up and sale of trees. Place du Champs de Foire from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm 


8.00 am – 7.00 pm

Brocante - Vide greniers
Venue du Père Noël
6.00 pm : Free concert "Les chants du Fouzon" en l'Eglise de Villentrois

8.00 pm : Repas Berrichon (15€)


Christmas Market - Various artists and artisans traders. 4.00 pm: Children's Choir School Chambourg. Photo with Santa (€ 1) - Place de la Mairie from 2:30 pm to 10.00 pm


Christmas Market - knitwear, crochet, cards, and embroidery. Salle socioculturelle 2.00 pm - 6.00pm 

Sunday 6th December


Christmas Market - Cloître de l’Abbaye

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Christmas at the chateaux of the Loire Valley France...

Chateau de Chenonceau

The Christmas season has kicked in here in the Loire Valley with many of the premier chateaux dressing themselves up for the occasion.

Starting on December 5th and continuing until the 3rd of January 2016 ( 9.30am to 5.00pm) Chateau de Chenonceau is beautifully presented offering a festive display of trees and floral arrangements. 

Chateau de Valencay

The beautiful Château de Valençay will offer a unique celebration of Christmas for the first time from 28th November to 3rd January (10:30am to 5pm) , weekends and school holidays including, illuminations, vege Christmas Candlesand Christmas workshops. 

On Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th December, from 6pm to 10pm, the castle and its gardens will be decorated with thousands of candles to celebrate the magic of Christmas. 

Chateau de Chambord

For the third consecutive year, Chambord is preparing to celebrate the holiday season! Under the theme of fairy tales, the castle of François I welcomes children and adults alike.

 Chateau d'Amboise

 From Saturday, November 28, 2015 to Sunday, January 10, 2016 at Chateau d'Amboise visitors can admire the decorations put up especially for the festive period in the Royal Lodge and discover the origin and traditions of the Renaissance Christmas.

 Website: Christmas at Chateau d'Amboise

Chateau de Breze

For the 7th consecutive year, Chateau de Breze invites you to its Christmas market on Saturday 12 and Sunday, December 13, 2015. Many exhibitors will be present to show you their crafts and produce.

This event will take place in the underground of the castle, in the heart of former manorial cellars that once housed the riches of the area! Many animations for adults and children will also be organized during the day (pony rides, choirs, meeting with Santa Claus, etc.). Come and enjoy a magical and warm moment with family or friends! While enjoying the Christmas Market and entertainment, you can freely visit the underground site Breze. At dusk, the castle endorse his coat colors for a complete illumination of the site, including Saturday night!

Open: 10h - 19h
Adult price: € 7.50

Children's price: € 3.50