Tuesday, 19 August 2014

A Floral Spring Treat

The Chateau of Cheverny is surrounded by an extensive park and in the autumn they plant 60 000 tulip bulbs, ready to put on a stupendous show in the spring, around Easter time.

 If you would like to see this magnificent spectacle, and all the other wonders Cheverny has to offer, email us and we will design a tour for you that includes this very special chateau.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

We Love Gardeners!

We are gardeners too, so we love having keen gardeners book a tour with us. We are happy to talk plants and gardening all day long, and share our knowledge of the local gardens and gardeners.

For example, several famous gardens in the Touraine Loire Valley feature apple trees. But they are apple trees the like of which most of our clients have never encountered before. Benefit from our excellent gardening background to learn about the delightful 'stepover' apples you will see at Villandry and Chenonceau.

If you love to spend time in your garden, or looking at other people's gardens, email us and ask for a tour that focuses on the charming, very French gardens of the Touraine Loire Valley.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

We Love Photographers!

We think the Touraine Loire Valley is fabulously photogenic and we take about a thousand photos a month to prove it. Consequently, we love it when serious photographers book our tours, and never mind that everywhere we go we have to stop for photos.

John, a semi-professional photographer and his artist wife Nina were great clients back in the spring. Both had an eye for an interesting image and were delighted that we could stop on the roadside so John could shoot something he'd seen.

Nina and Susan patiently help John untangle his several 
cameras and lenses before any photography can start.
 In the photo we've stopped for a photo session in a tiny out of the way village, with something really special at its heart. Our local knowledge really pays off for photographers, as we know many out of the way places, and are aware of seasonal changes which can make all the difference to getting a good photograph. And in case you were wondering, this is what we had stopped to photograph.

If you are a keen photographer, or an artist seeking inspiration, email us and let us plan an artist photographer's tour for you.