Monthly Archives: February 2013

Weekly markets around Saumur

Weekly markets around Saumur and St Macaire du Bois. I like nothing better than visiting one of the weekly markets around Saumur. The french do markets so well, come rain or shine you can buy your seasonal fruit and veggies and … Continue reading

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Chateau de Montreuil Bellay

Montreuil Bellay is a picturesque medieval walled town and at its heart lies the imposing Chateau de Montreuil Bellay. The original chateau at Montreuil-Bellay in the Loire Valley was built on the site of what had been a Roman village … Continue reading

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Loire Valley Villandry Chateau Monty Don

Chateau de Villandry is 50 miles from Manoir de Gourin via Chinon. It is a scenic route from our self catering holiday cottages near Saumur in the Loire Valley.  The Loire valley is the land of magnificent chateaux and Villandry Chateau is one of … Continue reading

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Farrow & Ball Abbey Road

Well Simon and I have been back in the UK for over a week now after an unevental trip back from St Macaire du Bois by car through the channel tunnel http://www.eurotunnel.com/uk/home/. Ive had quite a few bookings for the cottages since we've been … Continue reading

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