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The Loire in Flood


Anyone who lives in the Touraine will be aware of the variable level of the major rivers in the region; with a period of low water in summer and violent spates in spring and autumn. In the past these ‘spates’ … Continue reading

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The Loire: “the last wild river in Europe”


It’s great telling people that we live in the Loire Valley. So I thought I’d write a little about the river itself. The Loire is France’s longest river.  With a length of 1,013 kilometres (629 miles), it drains an area of … Continue reading

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