If you visit the ChezL bistro in Le Grand-Pressigny be sure to pop next door to view the artworks...
Tuesday, 24 October 2017
Monday, 23 October 2017
Here in Centre-Val de Loire our roses just seem to go on and on...took this pic yesterday in the garden of the Old Walnut Mill in Barrou. May still be worth a visit to the beautiful rose village of Chedigny
Saturday, 21 October 2017
Interesting sign in English on gate of house as we entered Montresor on Wednesday. We wondered who it was aimed at, obviously the English speaking community or tourists but are they such a problem? The house sits on the marked walking route from Chemillé-sur-Indrois but I wouldn't imagine, like many of these walks, that it is well trodden by 'Les Anglais'.
Speaking of nimble dogs the fence here wouldn't contain this Australian Kelpie
Friday, 20 October 2017
Thursday, 19 October 2017
We packed in a full day yesterday which started with a visit to Loches and its market...
we included a coffee stop and a bit of people watching.
Then it was on to Chemillé-sur-Indrois, to have lunch at Le Moulin de Chaudé, something we had said we would do one day after a walk around the lake here with our friend Karen way back in 2012 (surely not?)
We were celebrating our 42nd wedding anniversary
and having the place to ourselves the lady of the house helped us celebrate.
Then to walk off lunch we walked over to the beautiful village of Montresor and back (8km).
It had been a little cloudy but we had been aware all morning of a very bright sun trying to break its way through.
Friends wont be surprised that we somehow wandered of the marked route, think paying too much attention to these animals cost us dearly!
As it happened it wasn't greatly different from the actual route but brought us into Montresor at a different point. On realising this we backtracked a little and picked up the yellow markers again and followed them into the village.
By the time we entered the sky had turned back to the blue we have been having over the last week or so here in Touraine.
We took advantage of the shade at 'Cafe de la Ville' for another 'pit stop'. Then after a visit to the Tourist office and a chat with Rebecca,who is now working here permanently (she used to be in the office at Le grand Pressigny), we back tracked to visit the 'Exhibition le Gemmail' in the 'Halle des Cardeux'
Glad we did! it was beautiful...
Then we walked through the streets of this beautiful village as we have done many times before...
before heading out along what was the old railway line (I think)...
back to Chemille-sur-Indrois and our car.
Great way to spend a day out even though we had to end it by a visit to the supermarket at Loches for our weekly shopping...reality often gets in the way!
Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Tuesday, 17 October 2017
The walk took us up behind the chateau and then back down again across the metal bridge over the river Claise.
Fellow walkers discussing mushrooms picked as we walked. You have to love the blue jacket with the white and yellow writing stating the wearer 'loves pink'!
It was a good walk through varied landscapes and woodlands.
These inter-club walks always entail a refreshment stop midway...which is always welcome.
Much as we enjoy these walks in good company it is always good to catch a glimpse of your destination.