14 October 2010


PART ONE While we were in Le Grand-Pressigny in August, our friends Pat and Andy came to visit. They had been touring France with their caravan so they stayed on the campsite in the village for almost a week. On the Saturday we took them to Loches market.

Andy, Jamie their dachshund, Pat and Nick

We always enjoy a visit to Loches. The market there really is excellent (Wednesdays and Saturdays, but you have to be there before it closed at midday). There was the usual huge variety of quality stalls and the sun shone, too, which was lovely.
The town was busy as usual so we employed our tried and tested method to ensure we got lunch. This is to turn up at your chosen restaurant at 12.00 pm, midday, on the dot. We have found that if you leave it until 12.30 or 1.00 pm, if you haven't previously reserved a table, you could be out of luck.

We chose a restaurant called "L'entre Acte", where we have eaten a few times before. At 12.05 pm it was empty. Half an hour later, it was full. We all had two courses and, as usual, it was excellent and good value.

After lunch we had a walk round town, enjoying the sunshine. The market was gone but the shops were still open. We went into one of our favourite shops, that sells old fashioned-looking bits and bobs for the house. It looks like sort of brand new bric-a-brac. Pat chose a present for her friend who loves anything French.

We went the pretty way home, showing off some of our favourite little villages to our friends. They were impressed and we felt very content and smug, that we had chosed to live in such a wonderful spot in France.


  1. It looks a really interesting place Jean.
    What are those strips of plasticine looking things?
    I was also trying to see the prices of the pains.

  2. Hi Ken, the coloured blocks were lovely soaps in about 50 different fragrances. The pains varied from 1 euros for a small one to 4 euros for a huge one, which is quite reasonable for artisan bread, I think.

  3. What an entirely delightful-looking place. So much to see, and so many choices. Plus good food!