Dear Friends, Fellow-travellers and Plaisancier-Fanciers

We are in a state of feverish anticipation at the prospect of taking command of our short fat canal boat in June. Le Capitaine is swotting up on his signaux and I am in charge of canal boat terminology and essential supplies. First purchase - a battery operated hair straightener. Who would have known?

(Plaisancier – Pleasure boater. Maybe one day you will join us. Not all at once.)


We thought we had a full complement of guests for our brocante tour in the Loire, but sadly one couple is now unable to join us. 
So we are looking for a couple or two singles to join us from the 3rd to the 10th September. 

As well as our usual itinerary of markets, antique dealers, obsessive hoarders of brocante, châteaux, gardens and private homes we have a few new surprises for our guests this year including a brocante market to be held at the Priory itself.  The owner of our accommodation is organising local châteaux owners to clean out their attics for the event.


7th to 11th September 2018


The end of our week in the Loire coincides with France’s biggest and best design and trade fair, Maison et Objet, which is held at Villepinte in Paris (very close to CDG Airport). So our tour might suit someone who has an interest in French made products, design and interiors. We visited M&O many times for our business and can advise on getting to the show, accommodation and transport. 

If you are interested in joining us for a week exploring the best that the Loire has to offer and many of its lesser-known corners, please contact us without delay and we will do our best to answer any questions.

À Bientôt
Jennifer and Geoff.


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