Guide to the Loire regions

Val du Loir

The Vineyards of Jasnières, Coteaux du Loir and the Vendômois

Bibliography

FRENCH LANGUAGE
• Au Fil du Loir – du Pays Chartrain en Anjou – Christophe Varennes & Jean-Claude Raoul - 1998
• Parlez-moi d’Aunis…des bords du Loir aux bords du Cher… – Michel Freyssinet - 2005
• Vallée du Loir – Guy Durand & Henri Boillot - 2008
• Vignes et Vins de France – René Poulain & Louis Jacquelin - 1962
• Le Guide Hachette des Vins – Hachette (various editions)
• Les Grands Vins de France – Michel Dovaz - 1982

ENGLISH LANGUAGE
• The Wines of the Loire, Alsace and Champagne – Humbrecht Duijker - 1983
• A Wine & Food Guide to the Loire – Jacqueline Friedrich - 1996
• Ronsard and La Pléiade – George Wyndham - 1906
• Vineyards & Vignerons – Robin and Judith Yapp – 1979
• Phylloxera – How Wine was Saved for the World – Christy Campbell - 2004
• The Great Wine Blight – George Ordish - 1987

FICTION
• Á la Recherche du Temps Perdu’. ‘In Search of Lost Time’. Marcel Proust (1871 – 1922)
Published in seven parts from 1913 to 1927 (the last three posthumously) ‘Combray’ is largely a description of Illiers, a town situated on the banks of the Loir , and the birthplace of Proust’s’ father. The town elected to hyphenate the name on the centenary of Proust’s birth to become Illiers-Combray. In the novels, the Loir becomes the Vivonne.
• Emile Zola (1840 – 1902) – ‘La Terre’ (The Earth) - Published in 1887, the novel is set in Cloyes-sur-le Loir immediately before the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian war of 1870 and describes the disintegration and hardship of an agricultural family in the Beauce.

 

 

Back to top