LOIRE VALLEY - fresh green shoots and sweet spring light.
17-23rd May 2021
“No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.” proverb
If ever there was a thought to lift our spirits, it must be that.
We usually like to find an apposite quote to use as a nifty strapline to introduce a new tour and although incisive observations about the positive vibes and general merriment surrounding the month of May certainly abound, a variation on 'This, too, shall pass' seemed more appropriate for our times.
So we present a rescheduled, seasonally alternative offering to our original tour to the Loire Valley. Celebrating, not the mists and mellow fruitfulness of spring, but instead looking for the joyful positivity of the fresh green foliage of early May.
A part of the world disproportionately blessed with riches - the Loire Valley is a lush green land of gently undulating countryside interspersed with charming towns and magnificent, storybook castles.
Undoubtedly an exceptional place to visit in May - it has been said that spring in the valley of the Loire something that everyone should experience at least once - the Loire Valley, after all, is known as The Garden of France. We might reasonably expect the early morning fog to shroud the landscape in soft, white haze.
To journey around the chateaux of the Loire Valley is to step into an enchanted, fairytale land where castles rise majestically and dense dark forests create the backdrop. Stunningly elegant gardens surround the magnificent Renaissance monuments, and three wide, gently flowing rivers pass through this magical region.