Sunday, 15 May 2022

See the Sunflowers in the Loire Valley

This year will be a great year to come and see sunflowers in the Loire Valley. In April, many farmers responded to the shortage of sunflower oil we are currently experiencing by sowing extra hectares of sunflower seed. It is going to be glorious in July!

Citroen Traction Avant in front of sunflower crop, Indre et Loire, France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.

To enquire about our private guided tours of chateaux, wineries, markets and more email us or use our contact form. More tour ideas can be found on the Loire Valley Time Travel website. If you would like an idea of how your tour might look and sound, please check out our YouTube channel.

Wednesday, 11 May 2022

The Lives of Medieval Women Tour in Loches

This one and a half hour introductory tour focuses on the lives of three significant women -- Joan of Arc, Anne of Brittany and Agnes Sorel. Anne and Agnes were typical in many ways, but also extraordinary, through circumstance and personality. And there is no question that Joan was extraordinary through and through. All died young, despite their many privileges. The tour takes place on the Royal Citadel of Loches, where both Anne and Agnes lived for a time, and Joan visited, in the 15C. 
 

Guided tour of Loches, Indre et Loire, France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.
Thanks to Gaynor for taking this nice picture of Lisa and I in Loches, during my Lives of Medieval Women Tour.


Learn what they ate, how they kept clean, what they wore, their role in society, their education and status.

To enquire about our private guided tours of chateaux, wineries, markets and more email us or use our contact form. More tour ideas can be found on the Loire Valley Time Travel website. If you would like an idea of how your tour might look and sound, please check out our YouTube channel.

Saturday, 7 May 2022

Shopping in the Loire Valley

The City of Tours, and smaller towns like Amboise, Azay le Rideau, Chinon, Blois and Loches have a nice selection of independent boutiques selling fashion (new and second-hand), lingerie, fashion accessories, leather goods, household linen, kitchenware, jewellery, cosmetics, wine, cheese, baked goods, art, antiques and flowers. If you would like to spend a half day shopping for unique gifts and souvenirs just let us know and we can plan an itinerary for you.

Creamery, Loches, Indre et Loire, France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.
Creamery, selling cheese, ice cream and other dairy products, in Loches.


To enquire about our private guided tours of chateaux, wineries, markets and more email us or use our contact form. More tour ideas can be found on the Loire Valley Time Travel website. If you would like an idea of how your tour might look and sound, please check out our YouTube channel.