November 12, 2016

We are surrounded by good golf courses

GOLF DU HAUT-POITOU

Haut-Poitou golf course is situated just 10 mintues from Futuroscope theme park, in the Vienne département, between Poitiers and Châtellerault. Come and enjoy a golf experience like no other with its 18 holes loc...

November 10, 2016

Angles-sur-l'Anglin, one of "the prettiest villages of France", is the home of a rare heritage which is not accessible to the public for preservation reasons. This consists of sculpted prehistoric frieze of "Roc aux Sourciers". It dates back from Magdalenian times, 150...

November 9, 2016

BRIEF HISTORY OF CHATEAU DE VILLANDRY

The lands where Villandry now stands once held an ancient fortress in a region known as Colombier. It was here that King Philip II of France once met Richard I of England (“the Lionhearted”) to discuss peace. This was acquired in th...

November 9, 2016

On arriving in the town of Loches there is an immediate air of vitality and interest. Your visit will be centred in the citadel of Loches whcih is surrounded by 2km of remparts and contains an old town which is full of interesting monuments.

These include the Tour St An...

November 9, 2016

MARKET TOWNS & DAYS IN INDRE-ET-LOIRE

all markets in morning unless otherwise stated

Amboise: Sunday & Friday

Artannes-sur-Indre: Friday

Avoine: Friday

Azay-le-Rideau: Wednesday & Saturday

Ballan-Mire: Sunday & Friday

Blere: Tuesday

Bourgueil: Tuesday & Saturday

Chambray-les-To...

November 9, 2016

Indre et Loire is the name of the department (or county) in which our home village is situated, although the ancient name of the Berry is also widely used. It stretches from the river Cher, on the edge of the Sologne forests in the north, to beyond the Brenne National...

November 9, 2016

Highlights of the Loire Valley

Chartres Cathedral - The world-famous Cathedral of Chartres, which Rodin called the Acropolis of France, is a remarkable testament to medieval architecture.

Must sees include the sculpture, the 12' and 13' century stained glass and the amaz...

November 9, 2016

La Roche Posay 

A beautiful medieval town world famous for it's skin care products and healing waters (they say if you drink the waters you will never have a headache again).

During the year it has regular concerts, horse racing and markets, for those who like sport ther...

November 7, 2016

For centuries attempts were made to keep a navigable channel open by the use of wooden embankments and dredging. River traffic increased gradually, with a toll system being used in medieval times. Today some of these toll bridges still remain, dated to over 800 years....

November 7, 2016

1. Live Like Royalty in France

More than 300 chateaux are scattered all over Loire Valley. Although most are privately owned, some of these luxurious structures have been converted into historic museums and plush hotels in one so that tourists can experience and re-live...

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