Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Tuesday for towns in the Loire Valley - Loches


We have probably written about and taken more photographs of Loches than any other town in the Loire Valley so you will not be surprised to hear that it is in fact our favourite. This medieval citadel town has everything, a colourfully rich history, a unique heritage plus all the amenities of a modern bustling town.

 

Its public spaces are a joy and can be appreciated all the year round. 




The town has something for everyone,history buffs,painters ramblers and its Saturday and Wednesday markets are among the best in the region.




Loches is probably also the most popular destination for guests at our holiday accommodation here in Southern Touraine.

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Centre-Val de Loire...more than just chateaux - La Brenne


Our region is famous for its glorious chateaux but it has so much more to offer visitors to the Loire Valley. Many come for the delights of the natural park in La Brenne, 'the land of a thousand lakes'. Birdwatchers,hikers photographers head here to explore its wildlife and fauna.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Already looking forward to International Garden Festival 2018 at Chaumont-sur-Loire


Living here in Centre-Val de Loire it is easy for us to enjoy the annual International Garden Festival at Chateau de Chaumont-sur-Loire, one of the Loire Valley's most popular attractions.


The theme changes every year so as to keep the festival fresh although there are permanent gardens like the ones featured here which also delight. 


We await this year's theme with anticipation,


Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Tuesday for towns - Candes-Saint-Martin


Today we feature one of the 'most beautiful villages in France' ('Les-Plus-Beaux-Villages-de-France') Candes-Saint-Martin which sits on the confluence of the rivers Vienne and Loire.


Friday, 19 January 2018

It's a girl! born in 'Little France'



We are grandparents !! Ada Ann McConnachie Craig 7lb7oz. born 2.20pm yesterday, at the Royal Infirmary (Little France),  Edinburgh. We are over the moon!




Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Tuesday for towns - Descartes in Southern Touraine


Today we feature the market town of Descartes in Southern Touraine home to the famous philosopher and mathematician René Descartes. The town has a lively Sunday market, leisure complex and lovely gardens. You can read more here

Monday, 15 January 2018

Monday's Loire Valley chateau - Chateau de Breze



Today's chateau is Chateau de Breze, which offers the visitor a unique experience of two chateaux for the price of one...both an overground and underground chateau...more info. here.






Sunday, 14 January 2018

Loire Valley church for Sunday Sainte-Catherine-de-Fierbois



The church of Sainte-Catherine-de-Fierbois in the village of the same name in Touraine is where Joan of Arc is purportedly to have found her sword...you can read more here.