Friday, 30 November 2018

Water water eveywhere...

Centre aquatique du Lac à Tours
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Friends whose business means they have to visit the city of Tours on a regular basis have been taking advantage of the great facilities at the aquatic centre on  Ave de Grammont - both inside and out - even in November!
It also has the added advantage of sitting next to the 'Parc du Lac de la Bergeonnerie' which makes it an excellent venue for alternative fitness regimes.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Tuesday for towns in the Loire Valley - Sully-sur-Loire

Some images of Sully-sur-Loire in the department of Loiret from a visit last year. The town itself is pretty unremarkable but its chateau is a delight and not difficult to find as it sits on the banks of the mighty Loire river.

There is not much information to be found on the town itself, even on its official website... 

 but we did visit its pretty church, Saint Ythier...

it's all about the chateau here!

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Loire Valley church on Sunday - Saint-Michel de Fontevraud Abbey

Today we feature the church of Saint-Michel de Fontevraud Abbey which has to play second fiddle to its near neighbour the grand abbey complex itself. It has both Romanesque and Angevine features, making it an interesting place to visit.

We love their gold 'Joan'

Friday, 23 November 2018

Something for the weekend - opportunities for some wine tasting.

The 26th gastronomy Salon expects 21,000 visitors
The Orleans exhibition centre holds ‘Salon Gastronomie & Vins’, 
with over 200 exhibitors you can sample products from local producers 
and from throughout France.

Thursday, 22 November 2018

October in Azay-Le-Rideau

Looking towards the bridge over the river Indre at Azay-le-Rideau

One of the great things about living in Centre-Val de Loire all the year round is that we get to see how the seasons affect the beautiful villages and landmarks.

View from bridge over the river Indre at Azay-le-Rideau towards the church

Back in October we revisited the pretty town of Azay-le-Rideau and even without visiting its very popular chateau we spent a pleasant afternoon having lunch and taking in the the views from the bridge over the river Indre.

View from bridge over the river Indre at Azay-le-Rideau onto  the weir and little ouses

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Wednesday is Loches day even in November

Loches in November looking up towards Saint Oars church
Loches beautiful at any time of year!
Enhanced by autumn colours
An all-year-round popular visit for guests at our holiday cottage.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Tuesday for towns in Centre-Val de Loire - Ligueil

Today we feature images of the town of Ligueil in Southern Touraine.

Looking towards Saint Martin's church from Rue Aristide Briand...

and away from the church.

The town has an outdoor pool and a good sized public park. 

Monday, 19 November 2018

Thursday, 15 November 2018

18° and it's November!

View from the bridge at Azay-le-Rideau 

Beautiful day here yesterday in Centre-Val de Loire with the temperature hitting 18°C and it's November!.