Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Lovely Loire

Our annual visit to the Loire has finally come round. A week spent with friends relaxing in their small house in a tiny village near Candes Saint Martin. When we first started coming here the children were little so we would start the day earlier than we chose and our days were spent moving from one activity to another. Now, the kids are older and we have seen most of the nearby Chateaux, it feels like the daily rhythm has changed to a more leisurely pace. We go for strolls and cycle rides, swimming and accrobranche. We make it up as we go along.

We like to visit old haunts. On our first evening we went on a cycle ride to some nearby caves. 

Last year in the fields on either side of this small track grew sunflowers.

Near the caves are a beautiful collection of quite grand houses. 

I love this grass roofed dovecot.

No shortage of bees here.

Or vineyards.

Big skies.

Good sunsets.

What's not to like?

For more Loire posts from previous year, click here.