Saturday, 4 January 2020

The Loire Valley is a Bit Batty

The Loire Valley is home to at least a dozen species of native bat, all of which are protected. If you are here on a summer evening you will see some of them flitting about over the parks and gardens in small towns and wine estates. But if you miss out on enjoying their crepuscular acrobatics you may find you spot them in some unexpected places. Carvings of bats were surprisingly popular in medieval times, and we can show you some fine examples in chateaux and churches from the most well known to the most obscure.

Carving of a bat, Logis Royal, 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.