Loire Valley Gites and Holiday Cottages

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La Fleche Zoo – 50 Things to do on a Gites in France Holiday

Posted on February 24, 2016 by Jon in Gite Holidays in France, Loire Valley things to do

You’ve rented a gite in France – what do you want to do? Loire Life presents 50 things to see in the Loire Valley, Vendee & Brittany regions of France. La Fleche Zoo, Sarthe, Loire Valley, France If you go down to the woods today….it may only be February, but we braved the cold and […]

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Marais Poitevin – the Vendée marshlands

Posted on January 23, 2016 by Alison Shawcroft in Gites in France, Vendee things to do

 

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Christmas Markets in France – 50 Things to do on a Gites in France holiday

Posted on December 7, 2015 by Jon in Gites in France, Loire Valley things to do

You’ve rented a gite in France – what do you want to do? Loire Life presents 50 things to see in the Loire Valley and Vendee regions of France. Christmas Markets in France – (No 6) Renting a Loire Valley gite in France in December maybe isn’t an obvious choice for a December break! However, […]

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Is this the new Prosecco? Crémant de Loire stakes a claim!

Posted on November 12, 2015 by Alison Shawcroft in Things to do

Crémant de Loire – a dry sparkling wine from the Loire Valley, made in the méthode traditionelle, the same as Champagne, but of course it can’t be called Champagne. A great (and much cheaper) alternative to Champagne and a real rival to Prosecco. Here in the Loire you can pick up a good quality sparkling […]

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It’s Christmas market time in France!

Posted on November 11, 2015 by Alison Shawcroft in Things to do

It’s Christmas market time in France! From late November and the whole of December many french cities will be decked out with sparkling fairy lights, lush green fir trees and town squares full of alpine log cabins, selling a whole host of handcrafted Christmas gifts. Here in the Loire all of the major cities are […]

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Cycling La Baule – 50 Things to do on a Loire Valley Gites Holiday

Posted on June 3, 2015 by Jon Lethbridge Old in Gite Holidays in France, Loire Valley things to do

You’ve rented a Loire Valley gite – what do you want to do?  Loire Life presents 50 things to see in the Loire Valley & Vendee regions of France. Cycling La Baule, Pays de la Loire, France (No 5) This may look like the French Riviera, but the Loire Valley has many surprises and its […]

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Wine Tasting in the Loire – 50 Things to do on a Loire Valley Gites Holiday

Posted on April 10, 2015 by Jon Lethbridge Old in Gite Holidays in France

You’ve rented a Loire Valley gite – what do you want to do?  Loire Life presents 50 things to see in the Loire Valley & Vendee regions of France. Wine Tasting in the Loire Valley, France (No 4) “Oh darrrrrling – I’m getting hollyhocks with this one!” Don’t panic, wine tasting and buying in France […]

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Zoo Parks in Loire Valley – 50 Things to see on a Loire Valley Gites Holiday

Posted on March 5, 2015 by Jon Lethbridge Old in Loire Valley things to do

You’ve rented a Loire Valley gite – what do you want to do?  Loire Life presents 50 things to see in the Loire Valley & Vendee regions of France. Zoo Parks in Loire Valley , France (No 3) Rent a gite in the Loire Valley and you’ll find yourself near at least one of the […]

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Puy du Fou, Vendee, France – 50 Things to see on a Loire Valley Gites Holiday

Posted on February 3, 2015 by Jon Lethbridge Old in Loire Valley things to do, Vendee things to do

You’ve rented a Loire Valley gite – what do you want to do?  Loire Life presents 50 things to see in the Loire Valley & Vendee regions of France. Puy du Fou Vendee, Pays de la Loire, France (No 2) Rent a gite in the south western end of the Loire Valley and you’ll find […]

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Rochemenier France – 50 Things to see on a Loire Valley Gites Holiday

Posted on January 13, 2015 by Jon Lethbridge Old in Loire Valley things to do

What do you do once you’ve rented a Loire Valley gite?  Loire Life presents 50 things to see once you have arrived in France. Rochemenier  Loire Valley  France (No 1!) The most cost effective way of building a home – dig a dwelling underground and sell the excavated stone.  So effective, that for hundreds of […]

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