Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Tuesday for towns in Centre-Val de Loire- the beautiful Apremont-sur-Allier

Listed as one of 'Les-Plus-Beaux-Villages-de-France', Apremont-sur-Allier  is a lovely village located close to the confluence of the Loire and Allier rivers in the department of Cher. We have yet to make a page for this very pretty place on our site - something we have to put right soon!
We shall let the images speak for themselves!

Monday, 29 October 2018

Monday's Loire Valley chateau - Chateau de Blois and its spiral staircase.


One of the most renowned architectural features of Chateau de Blois is the spiral staircase in the François I wing. Domenico da Cortona. an Italian architect, is credited with its design. He was invited to France by Charles VIII and remained in the service of François I.

external view of the spiral staircase at chateau de Blois in the Loire Valley

Internal view of the spiral staircase at chateau de Blois in the Loire Valley






Sunday, 28 October 2018

Loire Valley church on Sunday - St.Etienne,Villandry


All visitors to Chateau de Villandry will catch a glimpse of the village's church of Saint Etienne as they walk through its beautiful gardens but I wonder how many venture up to its door? Not always open but worth a try, as it has an interesting interior.