Monday, 21 March 2016

Springing into Tours...


Tours was a busy place at the weekend with its markets and wine fare though some stall holders were easily distracted.


Spring was bursting out around us.





Thursday, 17 March 2016

Fete des Plantes...Cheverny


Festival of Plants at Chateau de Cheverny



19th and 20th March 2016 The festival is on both days from 10.00am until 6.30pm with an admission charge of €6, and free for the disabled and under-18s. 

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Wine tasting in Tours...Bourgueil 2015 vintage


This Saturday (19th ) fifty winemakers from Bourgueil will be decanting themselves to the city of Tours for the day,setting out their stalls along Boulevard Heurteloup.



After buying your tasting glass (€ 2) you are invited to taste their 2015 vintage from 10.00am until 7.00pm  
More information vinbourgueil.com 

Why not make a day of it and also take in some of the sites of this fine city


Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Starry starry nights, in the Loire Valley...


Not only do we get beautiful sunsets here in Centre Val de Loire but often the night skies are as awesome...with little light pollution looking skywards can be a delight. These beautiful  night skies were captured by Vivien Bluteau in Barrou in Southern Touraine.






Monday, 7 March 2016

Loire Valley sunsets...

We are blessed here in the Loire Valley with sunsets that are as varied as they are beautiful and they continue to delight throughout the seasons.

February sunset in Barrou in Southern Touraine
Sun setting over the river at Sully-sur-Loire

sunset behind the chateau in Le Grand Pressigny

Big sky near Paylmy in Southern Touraine

Last rays of sun 

Orange glow over Touraine
Sunset over the river Creuse