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Stay in a Castle or Chateau In France

There are some extraordinary places to stay in France including fortified castles, real Chateaux ….

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Azay-le-Rideau wine village -Centre/Loire Valley

The wine village of Azay-le-Rideau (37 Indre-et-Loire, Centre/Val de Loire) is known throughout the world ….

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Chenonceau wine

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Top attractions in France

EU citizens under the age of 26 get free entry into most of France’s national ….

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France Cycle Routes

France has always been keen on cycling – the annual Tour de France is probably ….

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Loire Pumpkin Festival

Loire Pumpkin Festival at a Chateau southwest of Tours ….

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Chinon, Loire Valley

The pretty wine town of Chinon (37 Indre et Loire, Centre) lies in the heart of the Loire Valley ….

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Medieval French Gardens

There are a selection of “medieval” gardens in central France which could be worth a ….

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Bourgueil Wine Fair

Every year in March (21 March 2020) appellation of Bourgueil (27 Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de ….

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Chateau du Clos Lucé and Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci spent the last years of his life at the Chateau du ….

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VitiLoire, Tours

Loire Valley wine fair in the heart of Tours ….

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Chinon Wine Fair

Chinon in the Loire Valley celebrates its wine festival in April ….

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Tours Garlic & Basil Fair

A very gallic combination of herbs – the city of Tours ( 37 Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val-de-Loire) ….

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Loire – 800km Cycle Route

A mere 800km of cycling along the Loire Valley ….

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Vines, Loire wines and ramblings

If you are in the Loire Valley for the weekend of 31 August – 1 ….

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Garden Days throughout France

France’s Ministry of Culture organises a weekend in early June each year to celebrate France’s ….

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Back Roads France

One of the joys of travelling through France by car is the opportunity to get ….

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Tomato Festival, Montlouis-sur-Loire

Annual Festival of the Tomato at Chateau de Labourdaisiere near Montlouis-sur-Loire ….

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Tours – Chateau de la Bordaisiere hotel

To the east of Tours (37 Indre-et-Loire, Centre) at Montlouis-sur-Loire, the Chateau de la Bordaisiere ….

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Plants and Chickens Festival at Montlouis-sur-Loire

Plants and Chicken Festival poster

Every Easter (11 -13 April 2020)the Chateau de la ….

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