Spring has arrived!
Now our thoughts are turning to all the festivals and concerts coming up in La Charité-sur-Loire and the surrounding area. April 7 - 8 is the Salon des Métiers d'Art, the 14th annual Festival du Mot at the end of May, at the end of July is the Braderie Brocante de la St. Jacques and Format Raisins, the 16th annual Blues en Loire in August, in September the 9th annual Fête Médiévale de Passy-les-Tours and the Festival les Musicales. These are just a few of the festivals happening in town. Please ask us about any other festivals or concerts before you arrive.
Don't forget April 1st is on Sunday which is Poisson d'avril and Easter Sunday on the same day. The pastry and chocolate shops are full of chocolate fish to purchase as well as Easter chocolates. All so tempting!
Thoughts of food. I love French cheese. Standing in front of a cheese stall is so much fun deciding which cheeses to purchase and which ones I have not tried. Some of my favourites are Roquefort, Morbier, Comté, Brie de Meaux and Brie de Melun, Crottin de Chavignol, Etorki.... and the list goes on!