Friday, 17 March 2017

Private Guide for Groups in the Loire Valley

At Loire Valley Time Travel most of our clients book us for a private tour in our classic 1950s Citroen cars, Celestine and Claudette. Using classic cars limits our group size to a maximum of seven people.

So what do you do if your group is bigger than seven but you still want a guide? Luckily, in the last couple of years, Susan has started working with bigger groups. She can join you on your bus for a day or two of touring, or meet you for a half day walking tour. She will also help you with advice about where to visit, where to stay and where to eat and try to answer any other questions you may have. If your group has a particular focus, we can tailor the tour with that in mind. The group above were medical students visiting in January and Susan designed her presentation to highlight medical subjects throughout their visit to Chenonceau (you'd be amazed how much medical history is associated with the chateau!).

If you are organising a group visit to the Loire Valley, email us and tell us what you would like to do. We would be delighted to work with you to create the perfect tour (and remember, it needn't just be limited to chateaux).

Friday, 17 February 2017

Dramatic Decorations at Chenonceau

Over the Christmas and New Year period the Chateau of Chenonceau added to its fairytale image by installing the most dramatic and dazzling seasonal decorations. Already reknowned for its constantly changing floral decoration, they put on an even more breathtaking display at Christmas time.

Why not book a tour with us and see it for yourself? Email us and let us know what you are interested in. We would be delighted to custom design a tour for you, and we are always keen to include something special like the Christmas decorations at Chenonceau.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

One for the Car Lovers

We use classic cars for all of our tours. Célestine and Claudette are 1950's Citroën Traction Avants (you can read more about them here) and they are very popular cars on the road - people wave and flash their lights, and we have been in many conversations in various car-parks.

When we are out and about we often meet other classic cars or motorbikes, but that can't be guaranteed.
However, if you're really into old cars, a time to visit may be the end of April. The Loire Valley is one of the most popular places to use an older car (the roads are good quality and quiet, the scenery is excellent, and there are no steep hills) and I suspect that it will be a popular place for people to bring their cars on the new "National Day for Old Cars" on the 30th April.

If you want to spend a day in a classic car with the possibilty of seeing other cars, email us and we will investigate what events are happening in the area. We will combine that with a visit to a chateau or two for the perfect car lover's history day out.