Loire Valley Rally
29 August 2022 - 5 September 2022
LOIRE VALLEY RALLY
Week One at L`Isle Verte – Montsoreau
Monday 29th August to Monday 5th September 2022
Sue and Eddie invite you to week one of this MCC rally at Camping L`Isle Verte Montsoreau situated in the beautiful Loire Valley.
Montsoreau you will find is like a closely guarded secret with its sublime architecture in the subtle shades of French lace that hide the village`s latent luxuries, far from the fleeting glances of the tourist hordes that stop in their coach loads in neighbouring Saumur. If you want to experience the local Loire without the umbrella wielding tour guides Montsoreau is the perfect place.
If it is French splendour, style and gastronomy you seek then the Val de Loire (Loire Valley) will exceed your expectations. Poised on the crucial frontier between northern and southern France the region was once of immense strategic importance. Kings, Queens, dukes and nobles came here to establish feudal castles and later on sumptuous pleasure palaces – that is why this fertile river valley is sprinkled with hundreds of Frances`s most opulent aristocratic estates. With crenelated towers, soaring cupolas and glittering banquet halls, the regions chateaux, villages and vineyards attest to over a thousand years of rich architectural and artistic creativity.
We have in conjunction with Clement the campsite owner devised an exciting programme for you to explore, experience and taste the delights of this wonderful area, including a visit to a local wine cellar with tasting of course, a visit and tasting at the nearby distillery, experience the local delicacies, compete in a tournament in the local game of “Boule de Fort” and possibly one of the highlights of the week for you will be a lunch in a troglodyte cave.
When we ran this rally in 2019, for convenience we calculated the all inclusive price (excluding any Channel crossing) on a £1 to €1 basis which worked out at £380 of which £39 was refunded at the end of the rally.
The dates have been provisionally booked for next year but before we progress any further we are asking for an expression of interest so as to determine whether to proceed or not. To make it viable we will need a minimum of 20 units.
It is proposed to hold a second week of the Loire Valley Rally that will be held at L`ile D`Or , Amboise, further along the Loire Valley, from Monday 5th September to Monday 12th September.