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.

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