Wednesday, 26 April 2017

New attraction in Tours...Olivier Debré Contemporary Art Centre

We would love to give you a review of the centre and as we were in the city yesterday we decided to check it out but unfortunately we didn't check out the opening times! Currently it is on 'winter' timings and is closed on Monday and Tuesday.

Who was Olivier Debre?

You can read his obituary here

Opening times are:

  • 11/03/2017 to 20/05/2017 : from 11:30 to 18:00 (except Monday - Tuesday)
  • 21/05/2017 to 15/09/2017 : from 11:30 to 19:00

Monday, 24 April 2017

Tours, the Loire Valley's favourite city...

Hotel de Ville

We never tire of visiting the city of Tours here in the Loire Valley as it has so much to offer all the 
year round. Springtime brings its own colours to all the major landmarks parks and gardens.

Jardin des Prébendes d'Oé

Gardens of Musee des Beaux-Arts

Rooftops of Chateau de Langeais on the Loire Valley

Chateau de Langeais, one of our favourite castles in one of our favourite towns of the Loire Valley,France.

Friday, 21 April 2017

Preuilly-sur-Claise - 'Foire de la Saint-Georges'

Today the village of Preuilly-sur-Claise in Southern Touraine holds its annual 'Foire de la Saint-Georges' brocante. Visiting brocantes on a weekend is a popular French pastime and one that has  also been embraced by people from other countries who have chosen to settle here permanently or have holiday homes. They use them as social occasions and as an opportunity to perhaps find some 'treasure' to add some local 'charm' to their property. 

We find that they are also a good day to visit towns or villages as where they may normally be quite quiet, on brocante days they come alive with locals and visitors alike.You can also use it to check out whether the town or village is worth further exploring or indeed a return visit. 

Preuilly-sur-Claise is a place that deserves a visit but may not necessarily on everyone's list of things to do in Centre-Val de Loire so explore deeper if you choose to visit its brocante and be sure to explore its little back streets and if open, its glorious abbey church.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Brocantes / Vide-greniers this weekend, 22nd/23rd April, in the Loire Valley...

Brocantes / vide greniers Saturday 22nd April

* Up to 50 stalls ** 50 to 100 stalls *** 100 to 200 stalls ****More than 200 stalls    ? Unknown

CHAMBRAY LES TOURS  Vide-greniers **

PREUILLY SUR CLAISE  Foire de la St-George ***

Brocantes / vide greniers Sunday 23rd April
* Up to 50 stalls ** 50 to 100 stalls *** 100 to 200 stalls ****More than 200 stalls    ? Unknown

BLERE  Vide-greniers **

CHINON  Vide-greniers ***

CROTELLES  Vide-greniers *

HUISMES  Vide-greniers *

JOUE LES TOURS  Vide-dressing *

LA'NGENNERIE  Vide-greniers *

MONTLOUIS SUR LOIRE  Brocante de la St-jean ****

NOUANS LES FONTAINES  Brocante Vide-greniers **

NOYANT DE TOURAINE  Vide-greniers **

SAINT CYR SUR LOIRE  Vide-greniers **

SAINT LAURENT EN GATINES  Brocante Vide-greniers *
à 219 km

SAINT SENOCH  Brocante **

SAINTE MAURE DE TOURAINE  Marché aux Livres de Printemps *

TOURS  Vide Grenier APE Camus Maurois **

TOURS  Brocante BD Béranger ***

VALLERES  Vide Greniers ***