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Sunday, 6 June 2021

Truffles in the Loire Valley

Black Truffle Tuber melanosporum (Fr. Truffe noire) is native to the Loire Valley, but has long since disappeared from the wild. (see more)



buying a truffle at a market, Indre et Loire, France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.




Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Joan of Arc in the Loire Valley -- The Chateau of Rivau and the War Stallions

The chateau of Rivau, near Chinon, was built in 1420 so when Joan saw it would have been quite shiny and new. She came here after her meeting with Charles VII, as the Chateau supplied the war stallions she had been granted. (see more)





 
	Chateau de Rivau, Indre et Loire, France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.




Saturday, 29 May 2021

Cheese in the Loire Valley

In my experience travellers to the Loire Valley are divided into two sorts of people. The first are already fans of goats cheese. (see more)




Selles sur Cher and Sainte Maure de Touraine goat cheese, Indre et Loire, France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.




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