Friday, 20 April 2018

Summer shows up early...but sadly not to last!

Currently enjoying summer temperatures here in the Loire Valley but back to normal (?) next week 17/18 C...which is not so bad really!

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Brocantes / vide greniers in Touraine Saturday 21st / Sunday 22nd April

Brocantes / vide grenier Saturday 21st April

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

PREUILLY SUR CLAISE  Brocante de la Foire de la St-georges ***

Brocantes / vide grenier Sunday 22nd April

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

AUTRECHE  Vide Grenier *

CHINON  Vide-greniers ***

DRACHE  Vide grenier en Exterieur et Bourse aux Jouets en Salle **

LA VILLE AUX DAMES  Vide-grenier, Fête au Village *****

LOCHES  Vide Grenier

MOSNES  Broc'in Charge Brocante Musicale *

NOYANT DE TOURAINE  Marché de Printemps - Vide Grenier ***

SAINT SENOCH  Brocante Vide Grenier
TOURS  Antiquités Brocante Boulevard Béranger ?

TOURS  Vide-greniers Esplanade François Mitterrand ?

TOURS  Vide-greniers Place Beaujardin ?

VALLERES  Vide-greniers ***

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Tuesday for towns in Centre-Val de Loire - Azay-le-Rideau

Visitors to the Azay-le-Rideau are of course drawn to to the town to walk around its beautiful chateau but the town itself is well worth a visit. Its authenticity is immediate from the moment you step onto its streets, with picturesque views over the river Indre as a bonus. 

It has a good choice of restaurants and shops to browse plus a lovely church

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Brocantes / vide greniers in Touraine + Sunday 15th April

Brocantes / vide grenies Sunday 15th April

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

BLERE  Vide-greniers ***

CHANCEAUX SUR CHOISILLE  Brocante Vide-greniers *****

CHEILLE  Puce des Couturières *

CHINON  Vide-greniers, Vide Penderie **

CHINON  Brocante Mensuelle  **

HUISMES  Vide-greniers **

LARCAY  Vide-poussette - Vide Grenier *
LUYNES  Vide-greniers ?

MARRAY  Fête du Village *
RIVIERE  Vide-greniers **
SAINT BRANCHS  Foire à l'Oignon ***

SAINT LAURENT EN GATINES  Brocante Vide-greniers *

TOURS  Vide-greniers Place Stendhal **

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Chedigny...beautiful any time of year

Street in the village of Chedigny in the Loire Valley,France during the rose festival

We recommend a visit to the beautiful village of Chedigny to guests at our holiday rentals around the time of their delightful 'Rose Festival' when its streets are adorned by these beautiful blooms but as a visit under a blue sky yesterday proved it is well worth a visit at any time of year. 

Village of Chedigny street scene in spring

Spring flowers in the village of Chedigny

Spring blossom in the village of Chedigny

view of pretty house in spring in the village of Chedigny

houses in street scene in Chedigny

houses in Chedigny in the Loire Valley

Friday, 6 April 2018

Something for the weekend - 'Carnaval de Tours'

The city has themed this year's event 'Around the world' with music in the genre Afro-Caribbean, Samba plus many others. There will be a 'village' set up on 'Place des Halles' from 12 o'clock until 7.00 pm and the carnival march will start at 3.00 pm from there. Just hope the rain holds off!

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Brocantes / vide greniers Sunday 8th April

Brocantes / vide greniers Sunday 8th April

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

BALLAN MIRE  Brocante ***

BOURGUEIL  Vide-greniers ***

DAME MARIE LES BOIS  Vide-greniers **


NEUILLY LE BRIGNON  Brocante Vide-greniers *


SAINT PIERRE DES CORPS  Vide-greniers ***

SAINT QUENTIN SUR INDROIS  Vide-greniers Brocante ***


TOURS  Foire au Troc Boulevard Béranger ?

TRUYES  Bourse Puériculture, Jouets, Vêtements?

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Spring into Loches for the market then see the light in Montresor.

Spring flowers on sale at Loches market

Why not head over to the morning market at Loches today then afterwards take in the  'Exhibition le Gemmail' currently on display in the 'Halle des Cardeux' in Montresor...should make for a pleasant day out.

Gemmail glass example

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Tuesday for towns in Centre-Val de Loire - La Guerche


Today we feature the charming little village of La Guerche in Southern Touraine which is dominated by its mighty chateau sitting on the banks of the river Creuse.

A wander around the village however, reveals that there is a little more to this village than first meets the eye.