Monday 22 August 2016

Gazing in Awe

This photo shows why travellers choose us to tour the Loire Valley. The clients booked at the beginning of the year and were travelling in July. They requested to see sunflowers.

Despite the year being a difficult one for farmers and their sunflower crops, we knew the area well enough to provide this magnificent view of sunflowers at the peak of perfection on the day. What's more they were located on a quiet side road where we could just pull over and stand admiring them for some time (there was also lots of taking photos and a certain amount of frolicking in the sunflowers...ahem...but we won't go into too much detail there...)

If your ambition is to see sunflowers in France, email us and let us know. We will make sure to include a 'sunflower stop' in your personalised itinerary.

PS You will have to visit in July or early August if you want to see sunflowers in bloom -- even we can't provide this sort of view all year round.

Friday 12 August 2016

Floral Splendour

Chenonceau is by far the most visited chateau of the Loire Valley, and with good reason. It is the one to see if you only have time to see one.

Something that most people do not expect is that the chateau is full of the most magnificent and large scale floral arrangements in every room. It is definitely one of the features that makes this chateau so memorable.

If you love flowers email us and let us know. We will make sure to include the chateau of Chenonceau in your personalised itinerary.

Tuesday 2 August 2016

Waiting Patiently by the Patisserie

We specialise in personalised tours of the Touraine Loire Valley. Because we use a classic Citroën car to travel around in we can visit tiny picturesque villages and join in the relaxed pace of life in la France profonde.

In the picture above, Claudette waits patiently for us to return after visiting a time capsule of a chateau in one of the plus beaux villages de France. Invitingly, she is parked right outside the traditional boulangerie pâtisserie which supplies the village with delicious breads, pastries, cakes, desserts and icecreams. Just around the corner is a wonderful restaurant with terrace bar where everyone, villagers and visitors alike, hang out.

If you would like to spend a day in the slow lane with the local Loire Valley residents, email us and book a tour. We will design it just for you.