Thursday, 14 January 2021

A View From a Balcony in the Loire Valley


View from Chateau de Chenonceau. 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.

Sunday, 10 January 2021

How to See Sunflowers in the Loire Valley


July is the normal peak time for sunflowers in the Loire Valley. Sometimes the season is longer, beginning in June or stretching into August.

Sunflowers and Citroen Traction Avant. Touraine Loire Valley. France. Photo by Susan Walter.

You may not have been able to get here to see the sunflowers last year, but not all is lost. There will be sunflowers again this year, and if you want to see them with us and take some stunning photos, now is the time to book. Email us or use our contact form and ask us to find sunflowers in bloom.

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

Having an Epiphany in the Loire Valley


Everywhere in the Loire Valley around the religious holiday of Epiphany, which is 6 January, you will be offered a pastry called galette des rois. It's puff pastry with an almond frangipane filling. Delicious! Every galette contains a small ceramic token called a feve and if your slice contains the feve then you get to be king for a day. Feves come in all sorts of shapes and are highly collectable. Naturally we have some in the shape of our classic Citroen cars for putting in our homemade galette.

Homemade galette des rois with a classic Citroen Traction Avant feve.  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.

Even if you don't win the feve in your galette, we can make sure you are treated like a king for the day!

Saturday, 2 January 2021

Montresor, One of the Most Beautiful Villages in the Loire Valley


Small but beautiful villages are a special category in France. They have banded together to have their own co-operative marketing and website and are officially designated as les plus beaux villages de France (the most beautiful villages in France). They are all quite tiny as one of the requirements is to have a population of less than 200 people. All of them are well worth visiting, full of stunning views and thousands of photo opportunities.

The nearest one to us is Montrésor, featuring a large castle on top of a rocky outcrop right in the middle of the village, a beautiful Renaissance church and a very good restaurant. What more could you want? But there is more! Walk around town and along the river bank and you will see all sorts of beautiful and quirky things. A visit here is a real treat, and we would be happy to include it in your personalised itinerary if you request it. We are sure you will love it!

Montresor.  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.

Friday, 1 January 2021