Gites de La Richardière – News from France – December 2019. This is the Blog version of our Monthly newsletter. To receive this directly to your email account following this link

Dear Reader,
SEASON’S GREETINGS: We hope that you and your families will have a great seasonal break and maybe spend some time planning your next holiday. Who knows, maybe that will be with us in Central France enjoying the great countryside, magnificent Chateaus, fine wine and excellent food.

Christmas Market in Ferriere Larcon

LOCAL EVENTS:In the local area, like many other parts of the world, there are many seasonal celebrations. We are looking forward to the plethora of Christmas markets. Almost every village has an event where local artisans come to sell their Christmas products which they must have spent all year making in their backrooms or workshops. It is amazing to see the care and quality given to these Christmas oriented artefacts. There is also a chance to “test” the local wines and beers and to sample the local food delicacies.

Local Carol singers in their Dickensian Costumes.
They are multi-national with singers from England, Scotland, France, USA.

Groups of carol singers visit many of these markets locally. This local group has English, American and French singers and they make a splendid sight with their Dickensian costumes. This year we’ll be singing with them and it’s a great experience to sing in English, French, German and Latin along with the support of the small brass band which turns out to play. 

We are pleased to announce our Christmas Giveaway Competition.
This is a Facebook Competition. All you have to do to enter the competition is to visit our Facebook Page and Like the Competition announcement. We would of course be pleased if you would share the post with your family and friends so they too could benefit from a free stay here at Gites de La Richardiere.
The closing date is December 7th at Midday, and so there is no time to lose.


We look forward to many of you coming to stay next year.
Remember, book before Christmas and ask for this year’s prices and always #BOOKDIRECT where-ever you are staying as it could save you a small fortune.

Thanks for reading. Dave and Patience