Friday, 31 August 2018

Sound and light show at Tours cathedral.


Still a chance to view the 'rhythm of a sound and light' show at  Saint-Gatien Cathedral in Tours. For the month of September there will be shows on Friday and Saturday evenings until the 15th starting at 10.00pm.




Thursday, 30 August 2018

Brocantes / vide greniers Sunday 2nd September in Centre - Val de Loire

La Guerche
Brocantes / vide greniers Sunday 2nd Septenber
* Up to 50 stalls ** 50 to 100 stalls *** 100 to 200 stalls ****More than 200 stalls    ? Unknown


Touraine


Azay-sur-Indre  Brocante / Vide-greniers **

Chateau-la-Valliere  Brocante   **

Chateau-Renault  Brocante ?

Descartes  Vide-greniers ?

Huismes  Vide-greniers  ?

La Guerche   Brocante in chateau park ?

Larcy  Vide-greniers ****

Saint-Paterne-Racan   Brocante vide-greniers ?

Saint-Germain-sur-Vide-greniers ?

Tours, Place de la Resistance Vide-greniers *****







Monday, 27 August 2018

Monday's Loire Valley chateau - Chateau de Beauregard


Facade of Chateau de Beauregard in the Loire Valley in France

The main attraction at Beauregard is the 17th century portrait gallery "Galerie des Illustres" a 26-meter long Renaissance room with over 300 portraits of distinguished Frenchmen and Europeans.

Portrait gallery in Chateau Beauregard in the Loire Valley in France


Thursday, 23 August 2018

Brocantes / vide greniers Saturday 25th / Sunday 26th August in Centre - Val de Loire



Touraine:

Brocantes / vide greniers Saturday 25th July

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

Fondettes  Vide-greniers ***


Brocantes / vide greniers Sunday 26th August
* Up to 50 stalls ** 50 to 100 stalls *** 100 to 200 stalls ****More than 200 stalls    ? Unknown

Ballan-Mire  Vide-greniers ***

Chaumussay  Brocante   ***

Chouze-sur-Loire   Brocante   ***?

Cussay  Brocante   ***

Montbazon   Brocante vide-greniers   ***

Razine  Vide-greniers ?

Saint-Pterre-des-Corps Mire  Vide-greniers ****

Tours, Place Strasbourg Vide-greniers ?

Tours, Boulevard Beranger Brocante ?


Veigne  Brocante vide-greniers   ****








Friday, 17 August 2018

When hard work is rewarded


Village life in Centre-Val de Loire, much like the rest of France, is very heavily dependant on the local population to keep its community alive by making use of local amenities and by holding regular fetes. Le Grand-Pressigny in Southern Touraine is a good example of the locals pulling together to make sure that their village remains very much alive. The village has a number of associations and committees which are backed up the support the locals and etrangers alike who are working hard behind the scenes to ensure that its vibrant spirit isn't lost


The most recent event the annual 'L'Art et la Matiere' exposition within the grounds of the chateau in Le Grand Pressigny was on Wednesday this followed very successful summer events such as the fireworks for 'Fête Nationale' celebrations,



'Swing Pressigny'  with  the great 'Audrey et les Faces B',



and the 'Fete de la Musique'

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Brocantes / vide greniers Saturday 18th / Sunday 19th August in Centre - Val de Loire



Brocantes / vide greniers Saturday 18th August

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

Villedomain  Brocante - Vide-greniers ?



Brocantes / vide greniers Sunday 19th August
* Up to 50 stalls ** 50 to 100 stalls *** 100 to 200 stalls ****More than 200 stalls    ? Unknown


Brehemont   Brocante - Vide-greniers *****

Chancay   Brocante - Vide-greniers ****

Chinon  Monthly Brocante **


Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Last chance to check out the art at Montresor


You will be spoilt  for choice today for something to do today on this public holiday but if you have not visited the beautiful village of Montresor then today would be a good day to put that right.

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Tuesday for towns in the Loire Valley - Cheverny


The town of Cheverny in the department of Loir-et-Cher is normally a very tranquil place until the tourist season arrives and its famous chateau draws them to view its wonderful tulip display in spring and its sumptuous interiors throughout the year. The area, like most of the Loire Valley, also produces some fine wines. 






Yesterday's image was a side elevation of this elegant chateau.


Sunday, 12 August 2018

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Brocantes / vide greniers Sunday 12th August in Centre - Val de Loire


Yzeures-sur-Creuse

Brocantes / vide greniers Sunday 12th August
* Up to 50 stalls ** 50 to 100 stalls *** 100 to 200 stalls ****More than 200 stalls    ? Unknown

Touraine (37)

Loches Brocante d’ete  **

Marcay  Vide-greniers **

Yzeures-sur-Creuse  Brocante   ***



Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Tuesday for towns - Descartes


Descartes in Southern Touraine was home to the great man himself and now boasts a very good Sunday morning market and beautiful gardens