Australian guest's comments.
Australians visiting the Loire Valley
Lost in Loire-- we have weaved our way along the beautiful Loire and discovered gems that took our breath away! Our wine trail commenced on 'Les Balcons', need we say more (Jim & Pauline's company included). We have wined and dined throughout the Loire, enjoyed gorgeous tranquil villages, chateaux and the magnificent countryside. Merci Jim & Pauline for your warm welcome, your beautiful house, which we thoroughly enjoyed and admired every detail - and last but not least merci for 'Les Balcons', a gem in the Loire, abientot.
An amazing rest after a long year of travelling! Thank you so much!
Cheers Jim & Pauline! Your house is exactly what we had planned and more. Love what you have done with it and would recommend it to anyone- thanks again !!
Marie & John Gomis, Jane & J.C. Rochcouste, Solange & Marc,
The Loire Valley gave us a true sense of French culture and lifestyle outside the big cities.A fabulous mix of wide open spaces country lanes and beautiful villages - not to mention the chateaux! Add beautiful weather and excellent food and it was the perfect holiday. Thank you Pauline and Jim for the use of your beautiful, spotless and comfortable home. We have not wanted for anything. We found your advice on trips, restaurants and sights spot on. 'Les Balcons' was well situated for everything we wanted to do in the area and being located in a village the size of Le Grand Pressigny was a real bonus. We will definitely recommend 'Les balcons' to friends
Heimut, Shannon Englehard & Lorraine Hayden, Australia
We have had a fabulous time - thanks Jim & Pauline for providing such a wonderful 'home' with all the extra help plus so many places to sit, eat and drink!! We have dined fabulously at 'Grand Ma's' (snails!) and at 'La Promenade' where we had an exquisite birthday meal. We have BBQ'd and eaten in style, we have enjoyed 200k of bike riding all the little towns and villages with acres of farmland and sunflowers. An absolutely wonderful holiday in stunning area - unforgettable !!! Many happy memories.
Catherine & Paul Bevilaqua, Geraldine & Marcus Elgin, Melbourne, Australia
Just brilliant! Great house and location. Owners were a great help and top people..............it was wonderful.
The Spaldings, Smiths & Rowdens, Perth, Australia
Back at work yesterday after a wonderful holiday. The travel went well after leaving your lovely home and, as much as we enjoyed Italy, Sue and I def prefer France.
Many thanks for the use of your house in LGP. It was our highlight and your assistance, hospitality and warmness really made our stay. You have done wonderful jobs on both your premises and look forward to seeing progress on the Barou property with regards to the deck, barn etc.
Geoff & Sue Spalding
Jim & Pauline have done a fantastic job of renovating the house - good taste and attention to detail shows through! We appreciated the home cooked meal and personal touch and effort on our first night. Good luck & best wishes.
David and Di Hughes, Brisbane, Australia
Thanks Jim & Pauline for being so helpful and friendly. Great house and lots to do in the area. We will have many fond memories.
Ian, Margie & family, Melbourne, Australia
What a wonderful house ,wonderful hosts and wonderful part of the world. We have enjoyed virtually every moment of this beautiful country. Our hosts Jim and Pauline have made our stay one we will never forget.
Trevor & Helen Rohrig + Terry & Sandra London, Adelade SA Australia
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