The Sunday morning market at Descartes remains popular throughout the year garand its public gardens are also a joy throughout the seasons.
Tuesday, 17 September 2019
Monday, 16 September 2019
Just 15 minutes outside of the town Aubigny-sur-Nère, in the department of Cher is the very Scottish looking Chateau de la Verrerie. It was built on land which had been given to John Stuart, Count of Darnley, in 1422, in recognition of his loyal services during the 'Hundred Years War' in the battle against the English. The chateau we see today was not actually built until the end of the 15th century by his grandson Béraud.
Saturday, 14 September 2019
Friday, 13 September 2019
If you enjoy walking then choosing Southern Touraine as your holiday destination gives you say many opportunities you will be spoiled for choice!
Here is a link to some of the walks /routes we have experienced with our local walking club.
Thursday, 12 September 2019
Wednesday, 11 September 2019
Tuesday, 10 September 2019
Monday, 9 September 2019
Today we feature the chateau at Etableau, just outside Le Grand-Pressigny, we say chateau but actually it's only the remains of the 12th century castle. I sometimes wonder why this is in ruins (understand it was down to protestants) and its neighbour has survived more intact, its major damage was caused by mother nature.
Sunday, 8 September 2019
Today we feature the Saint-Calais chapel within the chateau complex at Blois as our Loire Valley church on Sunday. It was once the private place of worship for Louis XII and Anne of Brittany.
Saturday, 7 September 2019
Brehemont - brocante du foot
La-Celle-Saint-Avant - Vide-greniers du Grignon
Sunday 8th - Vide-greniers
Blere - Broc' fu Mulin
Pumpkin Festival at Chateau du Rivau
Sunday 8th September
Friday, 6 September 2019
Chateau de Chambord is 500 years old today 06 September 1519 - 06 September 2019. Bon anniversaire
Thursday, 5 September 2019
Wednesday, 4 September 2019
Tuesday, 3 September 2019
Monday, 2 September 2019
Today we feature images of Chateau de Valmer which can be found 30 mins north east of Tours. Well actually what we feature is the gardens and outbuildings as the main chateau was burned down in 1948!
Sunday, 1 September 2019
Following our visit on Thursday we felt we had to make our church on Sunday we felt a return to Église Saint-Julien in Tours. The church has featured here in the past but it is currently dressed up inside, rather spectacularly, for the wonderful free exhibition 'Lumières Célestes Marcoville'
The exhibition is made up by glass representations of more than 50 'Virgins', 800 angels and a staggering 30,000 fish!
The angels greet you from the moment you enter the church suspended from gantries over the nave of the church.
The 'virgins' are set up around the outside aisles of the church
The multitude of glass fish form an amazing glass curtain in front of the choir of the churcn.
You can view this fabulous exhibition Thursday to Sunday until 22nd September.