Friday, 23 August 2019

Famous Statue gets a New Home in the Loire Valley


The Loire Valley has been home to several internationally reknowned 20th century sculptors, and their works can be found in several unlikely places in the area. Most recently, a sculpture by Alexander Calder has found a new home in Amboise. Over the past few years it has moved around a bit, but now seems to be installed in a very nice location in this picturesque town. A bit of modern amongst the medieval, forming a rather pleasing contrast, and a reminder that these historic towns have a timeline -- they didn't just stop evolving 500 years ago.

Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

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Monday, 19 August 2019

New Attraction at Chenonceau


The Chateau of Chenonceau is getting busier and busier, with 900 000 visitors a year. Most of these are concentrated over the summer holidays and inevitably there are queues to get in to the chateau interior. The chateau management recognise that this is a problem and are working at making other elements of the property wonderful attractions in their own right. To mark the centenary of World War One a very moving display using material from the hospital that the family funded and ran for the duration of the War was installed in the stables. This year, to commemorate the 500 year anniversary of the birth of Catherine de Medici, an apothecary has been reinstated in the stables, where Catherine's original was once housed. It is very grand and engaging, and means that even if you don't get into the chateau itself, you will have had a thoroughly worthwhile visit.

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, 15 August 2019

Drink Rose from the Loire Valley


Have you seen those worrying reports that there is a shortage of French rosé? Oh no! Summer parties just won't be the same. Never fear though -- the shortage is really just in Provence. Here in the Loire, our rosés are just as delicately flavoured, just as delicious as a chilled picnic and lunchtime tipple. And we have some special distinctive varieties that you won't encounter anywhere else in France. Several of the winemakers we visit make wonderful rosé and you can have the pleasure of meeting the family who makes the rosé you will taste and buy when you join us for a tour. One of the nice things about the Loire Valley wine industry is that it is almost entirely small estates, run by separate families. They don't have big industrial production that allows them to export and advertise internationally, so they remain a local secret.

Photograph 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, 11 August 2019

How to Look Like a Local in the Loire Valley


Want to look like a local in the Loire Valley? Carry a baguette under your arm and walk purposefully. Everyone does it, as you can see from this photo, taken a couple of years ago in our village. Get other hints and tips on looking like a local when you join us for a tour.

Photograph 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.

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Drive Off Into a Loire Valley Sunset


The sunsets in the Loire Valley can be gorgeous. Don't miss out! Book your holiday in this magical region of France now!! And we will help you have the best time!

Photograph 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.

Saturday, 3 August 2019

Cheverny Puppy Love


The hounds at the Chateau of Cheverny are adorable. We love going to visit them, and they like being a tourist attraction. Although they are big dogs they are gentle and soppy with dog loving visitors, and with each other. We would be delighted to include them on your itinerary and tell you their history.

Photograph 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.