|restaurant in the Vallée Coquette|
On Thursday we picked up our good friend Jane from the TGV station in Tours/St Pierre des Corps. We all worked at an international school in The Hague in the late 1990's.
Jane had worked in France as an undergraduate, but does not know the Touraine/Loire area so we have been showing her the sights.
|village of Le Grand Pressigny|
Leaving the train station we headed for Vouvray and had lunch in a troglodyte restaurant in the Vallée Coquette called 'Les Gueules Noires'. It used to have another name and we have eaten there before but it is now under new ownership. Some changes have been made--one which Jane, as a vegetarian, found sympathetic was that they offered a super vegetarian option in the choice of starters and created a grilled veggie platter for her mains. A nice change from the ubiquitous omelette.
|Creuse river at La Guerche|
Yesterday we had a mostly lazy day around the house with a short tour of the local area after lunch.
Today despite the poor weather--the rain will just not go away--we went to Loches market and had a look around the medieval quarter.
|buttons, buttons, buttons on Loches market|
|on the way up to medieval quarter, Loches|
|tomb of Agnes Sorel in St Ours church|