We hope through our blog and our website we have encouraged visitors to make the Loire Valley their choice for their holidays during 2017 and that more will visit us in 2018.
Sunday, 31 December 2017
Saturday, 30 December 2017
Friday, 29 December 2017
This was Barrou as seen on Christmas day 2015...you can visit in 2018 for your summer vacation and let us share our local knowledge to make your holiday one to remember.
Thursday, 28 December 2017
Wednesday, 27 December 2017
Saturday, 23 December 2017
Friday, 22 December 2017
Thursday, 21 December 2017
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
|Approaching Le Grand-Pressigny from the road to La Guerche|
Tuesday, 19 December 2017
The Loire Valley town of Saumur is steeped in history and has a great deal to offer visitors to the region.
From its chateau with origins dating back to the 10th century...
Monday, 18 December 2017
The chateau has a rich history with links to many of the French royals plus of course its Leonardo de Vinci connection.
You can read more here on our web page for the chateau.
Saturday, 16 December 2017
This Sunday we invite you to visit the small but perfectly formed Holy Trinity Chapel in Richelieu.
Friday, 15 December 2017
Thursday, 14 December 2017
Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Tuesday, 12 December 2017
Sancerre in the department of Cher in Centre-Val de Loire is famous for its wines but if you asked anyone outwith Europe or indeed France actually where it is geographically we doubt if many could answer. Most would offer 'the Loire Valley' as their answer but that only begs the question 'where exactly is the Loire Valley'? We attempt to answer this on our homepage. Having been promoting this beautiful region for the last 10 years we find it difficult to understand its marketing strategies. We do *understand its desire to hang on to its traditions but to split its region into the old traditional names (Touraine,Berry,Sologne) to promote its tourism outside of France must surely confuse the potential visitor?
Our page on Sancerre may help a little...but we can't promise anything!
* Oddly enough we have fully embraced 'La Touraine' where we are based and think a solution would be to simply (in France?) change our name to 'Touraine Val de Loire'
Monday, 11 December 2017
Chateau d'Usse was apparently the inspiration for Charles Perrault's 'The Sleeping Beauty' after a visit to the château. Its turrets and towers are certainly fairytale-esque and on first view as you approach are a delight!
There is much detail both outside and in...
with the owners trying to bring it to 'life' by strategically placing mannequins in different parts of the building, the most popular being those of the sleeping beauty herself in the tower.
Sunday, 10 December 2017
The church to be this Sunday is the church of Saint Mande and Saint Jean in Ferriere-Larcon as it is transformed to host their annual 'marche de noel'.