Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Brocantes / vide greniers for Pentecost weekend in Touraine and the Loire Valley


Brocantes / vide greniers Saturday 3rd June

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

LE LOUROUX  Brocante et Vide-greniers ?

SAINT AVERTIN  Vide Grenier *

TOURS  Vide-greniers Quartier des 2 Lions ***

TOURS  Vide-greniers Place Velpeau ?

TOURS  Vide-greniers Allée Ferdinand de Lesseps ?

Brocantes / vide greniers Sunday 28th May

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

ATHEE SUR CHER  Vide-greniers ***

BALLAN MIRE  Vide-greniers ***

BOURGUEIL  Brocante Mensuelle *


CHAMBRAY LES TOURS  Vide Greniers **

CHATEAU RENAULT  Brocante Vide-greniers ****

CRISSAY SUR MANSE  Foire aux Vieil­leries **

FRANCUEIL  Brocante Vide-greniers ***

LE LOUROUX  Brocante et Vide-greniers ?

LOCHES  Brocante Vide-greniers - Marché du Chineur **

LUZILLE  Vide-greniers **

MONTBAZON  Brocante Vide-greniers ***

SAVIGNE SUR LATHAN  Vide-greniers Collections ***

TAUXIGNY  Vide-greniers *

TOURS  Vide-greniers Paul Bert ***

VEIGNE  Vide Greniers du Moulin ****

Brocantes / vide greniers Monday 5th June

AMBOISE  Brocante Vide-grenier de la Pentecôte ****

TRUYES  Vide-greniers ***

VILLIERS AU BOUIN  Brocante Vide-greniers **

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Monday, 29 May 2017

Chedigny Rose Festival 2017

Credit:Connie Barney 2017

We were not able to visit the Chedigny Rose Festival at the weekend due to work commitments but instead went along on Friday assuming preparations would be well under way for the weekend's 'show'. 

We were not disappointed the roses were glorious as we, along with others with the same idea, wound our way through this beautiful village following the scent of the flowers. 

The thing to remember is that Chedigny is worth a visit all year round as it is small enough to stroll around and is pretty in every season. So pretty in fact, that it is the first village in France to be listed as a 'Remarkable Garden'

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Chaumont International Garden Festival review (2017) in pictures

The International Garden Festival at Chateau Chaumont-sur-Loire is one of the most popular events of the year here in the Loire Valley. We made our now annual visit on Friday under perfect blue skies and unusually high temperatures for this time of year. The theme for 2017 is 'Flower Power', here are our highlights...

Our favourite garden - 'Monochrome Blanc'

We loved this year's festival but with the theme being 'Flower Power' disappointing not see a pair of flairs anywhere!

Friday, 26 May 2017

A weekend when you are sure to come up smelling of roses in the Loire Valley

This weekend you have a couple of opportunities to 'smell the roses' by visiting the pretty village of Chedigny and its 'Rose Festival' or the delightful Chateau du Rivau

Chedigny Rose Festival

Patricia Laigneau

La Vie En Roses at Chateau du Rivau

Or on a busy weekend you can taste some rose at the 'Viti Loire'' wine fair in Tours.