Vines, Loire wines and ramblings

If you are in the Loire Valley for the weekend of 31 August - 1 September 2019, you can explore the vineyards and Loire wines in a different way, Vignes, Vins…

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Visit Saumur – Le weekend …. in and around Saumur

Saumur  (49 Maine et Loire, Pays de Loire) Where to stay English/French family-owned Gite and B&B (Chambres d'Hote) - Le Bellevue on a vineyard run by Sarah-Jane Beaumont and her…

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Le Weekend in…. Eauze

Part of our series featuring places for a short stay in the in France we visit the Gers, South West France (32 Gers, Occitanie) Le Weekend in...Eauze Where to stay?…

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Water and wine – French vineyards by boat

The Telegraph (19 Aug 08) includes a boat trip up the Rhone Valley as one of its top 10 river cruises: Navigating France’s mightiest river is a favourite for wine…

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Loire Valley Wine route – free map and guide

There's a new free map and guide available from InterLoire (the official wine body for the region) to the vineyards of the Loire Valley available to download and in English:-…

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Entraygues-sur-Truyere – A delightful hidden corner of France

La Maisonnette The trouble with writing about "hidden" corners of France, is that you run the danger of sharing the secret with too many others. Places which I felt were…

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