le Grand Pressigny 37350 France
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Local Events - click on the link, then on English or French and then choose the list of current events taking place in the Touraine Sud - our local area of the Loire Valley.
Spring sees the start of many events in local villages for a car boot sale and a ramble combined... on foot, bikes or horse-back usually rounded off with food & drink, everyone welcome.
Fishing in the rivers for visitors starts in May, canoeing at Descartes and Veigne are popular for a different view of the Touraine countryside from the rivers. Wildlife is abundant in the countryside of the Val de la Loire, your preferred opportunity will depend on the season but there are many locations and surroundings perfect to immerse yourself in nature.
Cookery workshops and the opportunity to paint in peaceful,picturesque and often sun filled surroundings also get going after an early Easter.
Chateau du Grand Pressigny and its museum of the prehistoric era is open all year round following a three renovation project.
All summer - 'brocante' (antiques fairs/car boot sales) are held all around us, some in the picturesque grounds of chateaux - more than a car boot sale..an opportunity to soak up the atmosphere, people watch, take the chance to experience great local food and drink courtesy of "restauration sur place".
Thoughout the summer months there are many arts, theatrical, musical and craft spectacles running throughout the region with most villages presenting at least one.
Paysages Nocturnes - throughout July the streets, courtyards, bars and square of le Grand Pressigny come alive to the sights and sounds of street theatre.
Chaumont-sur-Loire - all summer - Annual festival of Gardens, which will be themed "garden of colours" for 2009 offers something for everyone within this vast parkland you will find woods, chateau, 19 century equestrian stables, panoramic views of the great Loire river and great food!
Night time markets with spectacular firework displays in the towns of Loches, Angles sur Anglins and more.
Mediveal fayres held in Angles-sur-Anglin & Loches.
Late summer - Sunflowers all around as far as you can see.
September - Bernaché - the vineyards first pressing of the season - not to be missed!
Autumn Harvest - Vide Grenier - farmers markets all around with delicious food to try and buy.
14th July Bastille Day - Fireworks and traditional gourmet celebrations in le Grand Pressigny.
In our quiet area of the countryside the changes of the seasons are clearly signalled by nature with plenty of chances to see a great range of birds and animals in their natural environment.