the loire valley is gorgeous every time of year. but the fall, oh the fall is magical. when i first moved to france (a few years ago), i was saddened that i would miss a new england fall. i had always been to europe in the winter or summer. quite happily surprised, the fall in paris – and throughout europe was just as perfect as could be. it exceeded my expectations by far. the leaves, mulled wine, crisp air. it is perfect – and so is the loire valley.