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Monday, 4 August 2014

Vallee De La Loire

A popular online encyclopedia writes...

'The Loire Valley, spanning 280 kilometres (170 mi), is located in the middle stretch of the Loire River in central France. Its area comprises about 800 square kilometres (310 sq mi). It is referred to as the Cradle of the French and the Garden of France due to the abundance of vineyards, fruit orchards, and artichoke and asparagus fields, which line the banks of the river. Notable for its historic towns, architecture and wines, the valley has been inhabited since the Middle Palaeolithic period. In 2000, UNESCO added the central part of the Loire River valley to its list of World Heritage SitesThe valley includes historic towns such as AmboiseAngersBlois,ChinonOrléansSaumur, and ToursThe climate is favorable most of the year, the river often acting as a line of demarcation in France's weather between the northern climate and the southern. The river has a significant effect on the mesoclimate of the region, adding a few degrees of temperature. The climate can be cool with springtime frost while wine harvest months may have rain. Summers are hot.'

That's me and my family sorted for the next two weeks. Wine, historic towns, heat, pool, campsite, some cycling.

This is some fuzz guitar Franco 60s mod pop from Jacques Dutronc. Cool as le fuck. See you later my friends

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Dirk said...

This Loire area sounds very nice indeed, mate: alas I've never been there so far. Either way enjoy your time and relax as much aa you posibly can!

Luca said...

Have a nice holiday.

C said...

Sounds gorgeous - have a great hol.

Btw, have you heard Miles Kane's excellent version of this Jacques Dutronc track? Equally cool!

george said...

Yes it's a great place for a camping holiday. Enjoy! By the way, you should try the Alsace next year.

drew said...

Have a great time, ever so,slightly jealous!