Dreams of the GR3 Saumur – Orleans

Saumur on the Loire River, France .Feb 11 – Tuesday (some years ago) REIMS, FRANCE I plan to walk from Saumur to Orleans along the GR3 Trail. A big hearty breakfast and off to the station. Ten minutes before the train pulls out – a bomb scare. The police arrive, but don’t find anything. I miss my … [Read more...]

Fromage de Chèvre – Goat Cheeses from the Loire Valley

Fromage de Chèvre - a must try on your Loire Valley Holiday: The Loire Valley, with its fertile soil, has an abundance of orchards growing apples and pears.  Strawberries and asparagus also grow well here - asparagus, it seems, particularly love the sandy soil of the banks of the … [Read more...]

Food in Western France

Food in Western France: a brief gastronomical tour! Normandy; Brittany; the Loire Valley. Rouen; Caen; Bayeux; Cherbourg; Mont-St-Michel; St Malo; Rennes; Nantes; Angers; Tours; Saumur; Vouvray; Amboise; Le Mans; Chartres; Orleans. Food in Western France will get you … [Read more...]