Category Archives: Tourism

Calling all gite and chambre d’hôte owners in the South Touraine

On Tuesday, 31st July, 2012, Le Dit Vin (Descarte’s favourite wine outlet!) is open to meet with all gite and chambre d’hôte owners who are interested in joining their ‘Fidelity Scheme’. Owners are invited to meet with staff anytime between … Continue reading

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Weekend Watercolour Painting workshop, Ferrière Larçon

Weekend Watercolour Workshop based at the Petit Théâtre des Balcons, 6 rue des Perrets 37350 Ferrière Larçon, South Touraine. 11, 12, July 13, 2012. 3 days led by local artist and wonderful musician, Patrice Arnold. € 45 day € 120 … Continue reading

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Petit Théâtre des Balcons ~ Autumn programme, 2011

The terrific Petit Théâtre des Balcons at Ferrière Larçon is kicking off its new arts program with the irish singer-guitarist, Rosena Horan on Sunday October 16th! To book an early reservation (seating is limited) phone Patrice Arnold on 02 47 … Continue reading

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Bar Jackie ~ L’Union Bar Restaurant at Paulmy, Touraine closes

It’s the end of an era ~ Jackie Pineau who, for the past 27 years, has successfully run L’Union Bar at Paulmy in the South Touraine, retired on the 30th June 2011 and the bar is currently closed. Below are … Continue reading

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Café Franco-Anglais, La Celle Guenand, South Touraine, Saturday 18th June, 2011

CAFÉ FRANCO ANGLAIS, SAMEDI 18 JUIN, 16H-18H, AU PANIER D’ALICE, LA CELLE GUENAND. The theme for the next meeting is “Music” in celebration of the Fête de la Musique. Sandra and I are going along ~ would anyone care to … Continue reading

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Chédigny Rose Festival, Touraine, 2011

It was May, and once again the small and beautifully formed village of Chédigny held its Rose Festival. Organised by the Association Roses de Chédigny the entire festival is a delight to the senses ~ and the good thing is, … Continue reading

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Gardening in post-war France

A couple of years ago Sandra and I and a group of friends visited the annual International Garden Festival at the Loire Valley château at Chaumont. In the stables of the château there was a terrific exhibition of large black … Continue reading

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