Friday, 27 March 2015

Something for the weekend...

SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015

Saint Cyr sur Loire - Specialist coin collectors sale plus Vide-greniers

Azay le Rideau - Professional brocante ( Check out pictures from Last year's here)

Chambourg sur Indre - Vide-greniers 

Chisseaux (Near Chenonceaux)  - Vide-greniers 

Saint Pierre des Corps -  Vide-greniers 

Sainte Maure de Touraine -  Vide-greniers 

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Re-opening of the Priory Saint-Cosme

If you haven't already visited the Priory Saint-Cosme at La Riche, to the west of Tours then this year may be the time to do it as after more than a year's work the new gardens and a new itinerary for visitors were unveiled to the public back in February. The work included the restoration of walls, updating the pathways and an array of new plants for the contemporary gardens which seek to capture the essence of the poet Ronsard in what was his former residence. See more here

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Brocantes this weekend...

There is a book fair at Sainte-Maure de Touraine



TOURS  Brocante (professional)

Boulevard Beranger 7h-19h

Friday, 20 March 2015

About Paris...

Check out my Paris website . Still working on it but getting there.(i think!) If 
you have a blog or website and would provide a link I would be most grateful. Does Paris need another website? probably not but I have tried to approach it from a 'practical help' point of view and it keeps me out of mischief!. From here in the Loire Valley the city is easily accessible (can be as cheap as €15.00 one-way on TGV) plus with family there it has become my second favourite part of France after the Loire Valley.

  If you great photo takers out there would let me use some of your Paris snaps that too would please me greatly.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Chinon brocante...

Visited the Chinon monthly brocante (3rd Sunday of the month) on Sunday  

Here are some  pics...

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Church on Sunday - as you sow...

We went over to Chinon to visit their monthly (3rd Sunday) brocante and as we were heading back to the car we saw the above sign.

Intrigued, we went for a look...and found the chapel which had been converted into a haberdashery shop for the day. Some people would have loved this but it held little fascination for me. The chapel is now used for exhibitions and is home to the school for visual arts.

 Its original use was of more interest;

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Something for the weekend...

Brocantes this weekend in Touraine...

Saturday 14th March  flea market at Tours

Sunday 15th March at Chinon and Saint Patrice

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Friday, 6 March 2015

Something for the weekend...

Brocantes this weekend in Touraine...

Saturday 7th March  at  Charnizay

Sunday 8th March at Amboise and Manthelan

Monday, 2 March 2015

Getting out and about...

After a week of avoiding  contact with others (so as to keep our germs to ourselves), yesterday we ventured out to, first the market at descartes and then on to our first brocante of the season at Sepmes.

Couldn't resist snapping this machine parked near us...very smart! 

Then it was on to check out the hundreds of stalls on display.

Where you had a choice of bicycles.

There was the usual collection of galvanized buckets plus some items whose application wasn't immediately obvious...

although this one seemed obvious enough, though I had to take a peek.

and sure enough it was what I thought it was but bizarrely it was actually 'piped-in' via a hose from the house behind - not sure if this was for demonstration purposes or purely for convenience.