Sunday, 25 June 2017

Helping guests make the most of their Loire Valley holiday.


Latest comment from our guestbook at the 'Old Walnut Mill' 

22nd June 2017

Dear Pauline & Jim, thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality, your invaluable guidance/advice on where to go, what to see, where to eat etc and especially for your invitation to the 'moules frites' night in the village which was an unforgettable experience!!! We have gained a fabulous insight into the beautiful rural France and will take home lots of happy memories.

Many thanks and our very best wishes,
Jennifer & John
Forest of Bowland.
England,UK


Saturday, 24 June 2017

At work and play in the Loire Valley


Spent yesterday doing a little bit of light (?) gardening work at Le Bourg, not a great idea in 30+ degree heat - exhausting!


Actually who ever controls this type of thing did give us a little respite from the glaring sun in the morning which helped make the task a little easier.


It was easier to enjoy the heat in the evening with friends and hosts whose hospitality knows no bounds, to celebrate Maureen's birthday.


With Pauline being away it was also good to have company.

Friday, 23 June 2017

Visiting Chateau Villandry and its gardens under a hot sun in the Loire Valley


Guests at the Old Walnut Mill had a glorious, if a little warm, day to visit Chateau Villandry and its beautiful gardens on Wednesday. 


Then they crossed our favourite bridge over the Loire at Langeais to pay the town a visit.






Thursday, 22 June 2017

Fete de la musique - Le Petit-Pressigny



Here are some pics from last night's event















Something for the weekend - brocantes 24th & 25th June

Nouzilly
Last year we went to the brocante at Nouzilly north of Tour which, as it is under the shade of the trees, might be a good choice this year!

Brocantes / vide greniers Saturday 24th June

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

BOSSAY SUR CLAISE  Brocante *
  
LA MEMBROLLE SUR CHOISILLE  Vide-greniers ?
   
LA ROCHE CLERMAULT Brocante?

PARCAY MESLAY  Vide-greniers **

PONT DE RUAN  Vide-greniers**


Brocantes / vide greniers Sunday 25th June

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


BOURNAN  Brocante, Vide-greniers *

CERELLES  Vide-greniers **

CHATEAU LA VALLIERE  Brocante ***

CHATEAU RENAULT  Brocante **

ESVRES  Vide-greniers ***

HOMMES Vide Grenier – Brocante **

L'ILE BOUCHARD  Vide-greniers *

LA CHAPELLE BLANCHE SAINT MARTIN  Vide-greniers ?

LA MEMBROLLE SUR CHOISILLE  Vide-greniers *

LANGEAIS  Vide-greniers ***

LIMERAY  Vide-greniers ****

MONTLOUIS SUR LOIRE  Vide-greniers ***

NEUVY LE ROI  Vide Greniers *

NOUZILLY  Vide-greniers ***

SAINT BAULD  Vide-greniers?

SAINT GENOUPH  Vide-greniers ***

SAINT PIERRE DES CORPS  5ème Vide-greniers Square Gambetta ***

SAVONNIERES  Vide-greniers ****

SEUILLY  Vide-greniers **

TOURS  Vide-greniers***

TOURS  Brocante BD Béranger ***

VERNOU SUR BRENNE  Brocante **