Monday, 20 January 2020

Open Mouthed Wonder in the Loire Valley


Look up, look around. Everywhere you look in the Loire Valley chateaux there are things to amaze and delight you. If you want to be really wowed by history and beauty combined, let us know and we will take you to some really special places.

Winged stag Christmas decoration, Chateau of Chenonceau, 2019.  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

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.

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Spot the Acrobat in the Loire Valley


Acrobats abound in the Loire Valley. Medieval sculptors carved them to adorn nearly every church and many private homes. But they are easy to miss, often up high or in dark corners. If you like your history brought alive with a bit of juggling and gymnastics, let us know and we will make sure to point out some of these fun and frivolous sculptures in the most unlikely settings.

Acrobat sculpture on the facade of St Ours, Loches. Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

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.

Sunday, 12 January 2020

A Secret Staircase in the Loire Valley

Visitors might catch a glimpse of this staircase in a tower when they visit one of the lesser known chateau of the Loire Valley. But it's hidden, inaccessible and would be easy to miss and that would be a shame. Not because the staircase itself is particularly spectacular, but it is a remnant of somewhere that someone very special once set foot, in a chateau that was rebuilt a generation after she had gone. Clever and beautiful, the most powerful woman of her day, her name is still recognised in France, but virtually unknown outside the borders of her native land. If you like to know about forgotten histories let us know.

Staircase in the Agnes Sorel tower, Loches.  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

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.