Some of the most memorable experiences we’ve had in France are canoeing down our amazing rivers! There are several companies who hire out canoes on a daily basis, delivering the canoes, life jackets etc to a particular venue and picking you up at the end – a great service and not expensive. Kate and Melvin[…]
Boussay is a commune of Indre-et-Loire , it belongs to the canton of Preuilly-sur-Claise and is part of the community of communes of Southern Touraine . This village is located in the heart of farmland and forests and consists, besides the main village itself, various hamlets. It is located a few kilometers west of Preuilly-sur-Claise[…]
Loches is one of the most picturesque cities in central France, with amazing markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays and you mustn’t holiday in Preuilly sur Claise without a visit to this fascinating medieval city. We often take our picnic rug and have lunch in the park by the river after we’ve visited the markets.
Preuilly-sur-Claise is situated at the extreme south of the Touraine, at the crossroad of Berry (Indre) and Poitou (Vienne) on the Claise river. There is a magic about this place. It is steeped in history with wonderful architecture around every corner of the ancient part of the town. Unspoilt by tourism, people are friendly and[…]
In Gallic times the city was important as a crossing point of the Loire. Becoming part of the Roman Empire during the 1st century AD, the city was named “Caesarodunum” (“hill of Caesar”). The name evolved in the 4th century when the original Gallic name, Turones, became first “Civitas Turonum” then “Tours”. It was at[…]