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Saturday, 27 February 2021

Mushrooms in the Markets in the Loire Valley

Good markets in the Loire Valley have mushrooms for sale. They fall into two categories -- cultivated (truffles, buttons and chestnuts in various sizes, several species of oysters, shiitake and wood blewits) (see more)


Truffles in the Loire Valley. Contact us for private market tours of the Loire Valley. Loire Valley Time Travel




Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Why are There so Many Poplar Plantations in the Loire Valley?

As you travel around the Loire Valley you will most probably notice a lot of poplar plantations -- regimented lines of trees on the low lying ground near the many rivers in the area. I've frequently been asked what these trees are used for. (see more)


Poplar plantation. Indre et Loire. France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.




Friday, 19 February 2021

How Tapestries Tell History in the Loire Valley

You would think that the story this tapestry coat of arms tells is all about the family who used this striking emblem. And indeed it does tell us something about them, but we have been unable to find out their name. (see more)


Patch depicting a coat of arms applied to one of the Life at the Chateau series of tapestries. Chateau de Chenonceau. Indre et Loire. France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.




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