March can be chilly but bright
with sunshine with an average high
of 11°C.It can also be
wet, grey & cold at times but rarely bad enough to keep you indoors.
get to experience a drink at a pavement bar in the
spring sunshine and the weather can be good for walking and
sightseeing with the advantage of no crowds.
Sunrise around 7.30am, sunset around 6.30pm.
On Saturday the 25th of March fifty
winemakers from Bourgueil will be decanting themselves to Tours for
the day and setting out their stalls along Boulevard Heurteloup.
After buying your tasting glass (€ 2) you are
invited to taste their 2016 vintage from 10.00am until 7.00pm More
Week-end de Pâques
Over the Easter weekend most of the Loire
Valley Chateaux put on egg hunts for the children...check out where
Festival of Plants at Chateau de Cheverny
19th and 20th March 2016
The popular Fete des Plantes (Festival of Plants),
organised by the Rotary Club of Blois Sologne, takes place over the
weekend of 19th/ 20th March within the grounds of Chateau de
Cheverny. Novice and experienced gardeners are welcome and you will
find plenty of advice about growing plants as well as a variety of
stalls offering many varieties of plants, fruits, vegetables and
shrub, As well as the plants on offer, there are other stalls
selling and displaying gardening equipment including tools,
clothing, crafts and furniture.
The festival is on both days from 10.00am until
6.30pm with an admission charge of €6, and free for the disabled and
This year, the Festival of Plants and Hens is
on the 26th, 27th and 28th March, 2016 from 10.00am to 7.00pm at the
Chateau de Bourdaisičre. This event can attract up to 10000 visitors
with over 120 exhibitors offering seeds, plants, plant collections,
tools, furniture and garden accessories.