Christmas lunch was held on the 13th
December at the Auberge la Sansonniére in St. Georges-des-Sept-Voies. The auberge was filled to capacity with cheerful members and guests, who clearly enjoyed the meal, the singing and the raffle - more details
Approximately 40 members and guests met for the November event at the Panorama Restaurant which certainly lived up to its name and offered the most spectacular views of the Château, the town of Saumur and the Loire river - more details
Twenty-six members and friends enjoyed an interesting and informative morning at the nuclear power station in Chinon on Tuesday, 14th
October, followed by an excellent lunch at l‘Oree des Bois, at Breille les Pins - more details
The 2014 ESU Treasure Hunt took place on the 6th
September. 21 members and guests took part in 7 cars and headed off into the unknown at 16.00hrs - questionnaire and more details
The beginning of August did not promise to be suitable for outdoor activities; however, a determined party were welcomed by Willemien and Pieter Van der Nat-Verkage at the Château de la Burronière for the summer barbecue. In the event, the storm passed over before lunch so that members and guests enjoyed their meals in the on the château's terrace, followed by a guided tour of the park - more details
A large party gathered on the 5th
July at the Château du Breil de Foin where they were welcomed by their hosts Sylviane and Jerôme de Brossard - more details
The event scheduled for 7th
June 2014 had to be cancelled at short notice so plans were put in place for a get together at the popular Euro-Routier restaurant, “Chez Paul” on the outskirts of Doué la Fontaine - more details
Oana Bucescu from the Lycée Saint Martin in Angers represented the Loire Valley in the ESU Public Speaking Competition. This was held from the 12th
to the 16th
May at ESU Dartmouth House, London - more details
Twenty-three members and guests attended the May lunch to enjoy a traditional meal of fouées followed by wine tasting at the cellars of Montreuil Bellay Château - more details
Tony Oakley guided eighteen members, friends and a dog on the May Day walk - more details
The Annual General Meeting of the ESE Loire Valley Branch was held in Angers on the 17th April 2014 with thirty members attending - more details
Twenty two members and guests attended a talk by Monsieur Michel Gys, an enthusiastic ornithologist and long time member of the LPO (Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux) on the 5 of March - more details
Twenty eight persons attended the February lunch, to exercise their brains in answering the quiz questions set by John Curd, and to judge members' pictures - more details.
Thirty-three members and guests attended the first event of the year at the Wok Rainbow Chinese Restaurant on the 26th
January - more details.
Reports of ESU Loire Valley events in 2013, 2012 and 2011 may be found here 2013
and here 2011.