La Broc & Fleurs


La Broc & Fleurs is a magical flower shop in La Charité-sur-Loire.

La Broc & Fleurs

Isabelle Mantelet opened her florist boutique last year on rue du Pont across from the Loire River.


She has a wonderful, creative imagination for floral design. 


The boutique is always changing its floral displays and bringing in seasonal flowers. Isabelle sometimes uses vintage items in her floral displays. 


You can bring her one of your own vases, soup tureens and anything else you think would be fun to fill with flowers. You will be enchanted once you enter Isabelle's charming boutique. 


Pick up some flowers and perhaps a vintage item to keep for your memory of your trip to La Charité-sur-Loire. Isabelle's website is

Thoughts of food. A friend of ours invited us to pick wild garlic on his property near La Charité-sur-Loire. This was our first experience of wild garlic so we did some research for recipes on the internet. It was great fun experimenting with numerous recipes. One of our favourites is wild garlic pesto. I froze some to use throughout the summer in ice cube trays. It goes well with fish, and on small toasts with fresh goat cheese and chilled glass of Sancerre. We look forward to more wild garlic next year.  Thank you Eric!