Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Wednesday is Loches day - or night

A view of the square and the Saint-Antoine tower in Loches at night

Loches on Wednesday is great as the morning has its unique feel that you only get in French markets plus the town offers history by the barrow load to make for a full day out. Why not make a day of it and stay and have a meal in the evening before taking in the night views of this impressive town. We did recently,dining in the lovely 'Hotel de France'

Looking up to the illuminated Royal Lodgings at Loches in the night

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Tuesday for towns - Abilly in Southern Touraine, a view from the bridge


Looking west and east from the bridge over the river Claise in Abilly in Southern Touraine.

Chaumont Garden Festival 2019 - garden 23 - 'Les Pieds sur Terre'


Continuing taking you on a walk around the International Garden Festival at Chaumont-sur-Loire by revealing the gardens using images from our own visit. This year's theme is 'Jardins de Paradis ' and this is garden 23 - 'Les Pieds sur Terre'. You can get a detailed explanation of this garden on the festival's website here




Sunday, 28 July 2019

Chaumont Garden Festival 2019 - garden 21 - 'Au Paradis du Jardinier'




Continuing taking you on a walk around the International Garden Festival at Chaumont-sur-Loire by revealing the gardens using images. This year's theme is 'Jardins de Paradis ' and this is garden 21 - 'Au Paradis du Jardinier'. You can get a detailed explanation of this garden on the festival's website here






Saturday, 27 July 2019

Chaumont Garden Festival 2019 - garden 20 - 'La Petite Serre'

Continuing taking you on a walk around the International Garden Festival at Chaumont-sur-Loire by revealing the gardens using images from our own visit. This year's theme is 'Jardins de Paradis ' and this is garden 20 - 'La Petite Serre'. You can get a detailed explanation of this garden on the festival's website here









Friday, 26 July 2019

Chaumont Garden Festival 2019 - garden 19b - 'Le Jardin des Portes'



Continuing taking you on a walk around the International Garden Festival at Chaumont-sur-Loire by revealing the gardens using images from our own visit. This year's theme is 'Jardins de Paradis ' and this is garden 19b - 'Le Jardin des Portes'. You can get a detailed explanation of this garden on the festival's website here




Thursday, 25 July 2019

The world of dance...in Southern Touraine

Friday the 26th and Saturday the 27th of July 2019

If you have not taken in the spectacular 'Alors on Danse?' put on by the village of Ciran in Southern Touraine then you should! The current show features the world of dance with 12 countries featured. It is a show for all the family and deserves your support as it is brought to you by the local dedicated population giving a night of entertainment.  
Below is a little taster of what to expect...

      

Chaumont Garden Festival 2019 - garden 19 - 'Frontieres du Paradis'


Continuing taking you on a walk around the International Garden Festival at Chaumont-sur-Loire by revealing the gardens using images from our own visit. This year's theme is 'Jardins de Paradis ' and this is garden 19 - 'Frontieres du Paradis'. You can get a detailed explanation of this garden on the festival's website here




Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Tuesday for towns - Le Grand-Pressigny


Images from Le Grand-Pressigny in Southern Touraine

Le Grand-Pressigny in the Loire Valley looking up from the square to the chateau

A vibrant village with a welcoming community... 


an impressive chateau...



Chaumont Garden Festival 2019 - garden 17 - 'Un Paradis san Fin'


Continuing taking you on a walk around the International Garden Festival at Chaumont-sur-Loire by revealing the gardens using images from our own visit. This year's theme is 'Un Paradis san Fin' and this is garden 17 - 'Un Paradis san Fin'. You can get a detailed explanation of this garden on the festival's website here