Sunday, 26 June 2011

A very special visitor ...........Célestine.

During our last visit to Le Petit-Pressigny, we were gardening when we heard the gravel crunch as a car drove over it. A very special visitor, Célestine, had arrived. Simon and Susan, her friends, had driven over from Preuilly sur Claise to collect some bits and pieces we had bought from the UK for them.

Célestine is a 1953 Citroën Traction Avant 11B. You can find out more about Célestine, and Susan and Simon's business, Loire Valley Time Travel ,by clicking here and here.

 If you are visiting the region Simon and Susan offer a range of tours in  Célestine. We were taken for a ride around the local area and had an absolutely wonderful time! They are interesting and have vast knowledge about the region, from the many chateaux to the flora and fauna.

It reminded me of a similar car I  photographed a few years ago in the beautiful town of Yvoire, on the shores of Lac Leman. Our friends John and Maureen, who live near Chatillion sur Indre, had driven across to visit us when we had a home at Thollon-les-Memises. I think I remember that the photograph was taken in 2005 close to their 30th wedding anniversary, so I think the link is apt.....


  1. Célestine is indeed a beauty. Susan and Simon must be very handy to keep her in prime running condition.
    What a grand way to see the local area!

  2. Hello Gaynor:
    What a lovely idea. We have had a quick glance at Simon and Susan's site and it really does look most intriguing. We shall return to it. As for Célestine, how wonderful to be driven around the Loire Valley in such style. To our minds a perfect way in which to sightsee.

  3. I had the priveledge of meeting Célestine last year when I visited the Loire Valley with my friends, who spent the day with Susan and Simon (whom I had met the year before), while I had lunch with my French friends. We all had a wonderful time!!!