Monday, 29 April 2019

Monday's Loire Valley chateau -Chateau d'Amboise- it's all in the detail



Monday's Loire Valley chateau - Chateau d'Amboise, which, along with Clos Luce is very much in focus with the up and coming celebration of the Renaissance and acknowledging the 500th anniversary of Leonardo's death on May 2nd.




Thursday, 25 April 2019

Chaumont-sur-Loire International Garden Festival starts today.

The theme of the this years edition of the Chaumont-sur-Loire International Garden Festival is “Gardens of Paradise”. If you are visiting this beautiful region and like gardens then this should be on to your 'to do' list. 

You not only have the gardens specially created for the festival but you have the delights of the permanent gardens and grounds of the chateau.




Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Tuesday for towns in the Loire Valley - Saint Aignan


The medieval town of Saint-Aignan, a listed heritage site, sits on the banks of the river Cher. Its skyline is dominated by its Renaissance chateau and collegiate church.


It is a good place to base yourself if you intend visiting the very popular Zoo Parc de Beauval which sits 5 minutes north of the town


The town has a number of pretty streets around its centre.



It is well worth visiting for the church alone.


Monday, 22 April 2019

Chateau de Cheverny dressed up for Easter

giant eggs in the ground Chateau de Cheverny at Easter

Chateau de Cheverny is currently dressed up for Easter and as with everything they do here it has been done with great gusto! Here are some of our images in case you missed it!

inside Chateau de Cheverny at Easter with the dinning room table set for the season










There was even a reference to the wonderful tulip displays in the gardens and grounds.

Sunday, 21 April 2019

Church on Sunday - the church of Saint Matin, Nouans-les-Fontaines


Today we visit the 13th century church of Saint Matin in Nouans-les-Fontaines with its impressive bell tower.


The church has a central nave, a choir and seven sided apse.


A painted walnut panel in front of the altar called the Pietà Nouans’ dates from the second half of the 15th  century and is attributed to the Touraine artist Jean Fouquet . 

  

  

Side altars dedicated to the Virgin Mary and St.Martin



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