I’ll have arrived too late for Chedigny’s official Rose Festival however there was nonetheless an abundance of flowers to be seen on this pretty village, together with roses. Assume a mellow stone Cotswold village transported to the Loire and also you get an concept of its allure. It began when the mayor received fed up with individuals driving by means of Chedigny with out stopping – en path to elsewhere. He persuaded the villagers to plant the fronts of their homes with climbing roses and different flowers, created off-street parking so that they (and guests) had no must park on the road and launched site visitors calming. Intelligent man – the villagers embraced the thought enthusiastically – and now Chedigny is a vacation spot with varied occasions going down that draw the guests.
I stayed at www.leclosauxroses.fr – a really comfy restaurant with rooms within the coronary heart of the village. The meals was scrumptious. I used to be a lot relieved to be assured that the bells on the close by church cease ringing at 11pm and don’t begin once more till 8am the following morning.
This can be a place to calm down, there’s little in the way in which of outlets apart from a boulangerie, a e book store and some discreet artwork and craft galleries – the highlights are the vegetation and the normal lavoir.
I did uncover a plant I now have a critical yen for – Campsis grandiflora ‘Morning Calm’. It isn’t out there within the UK, however I’m on the seek for a supply. Okay, it will probably develop to 10metres, however I’ve an ideal spot the place I can let it rampage away and reward me with its wonderful flowers.