The first thing I do when I get home from work is to open my letterbox (that was pre-email age, of course). Image my surprise when one day I found a bulky envelop with the stamp of the 'Conseil Général du Départment de Indre-et-Loire' on it! The address was handwritten and my name was spelled correctly.
When opening the envelop I found a card with a kind (typewritten) message thanking me for taking the quiz on their website. With the card came a handsome cardboard box with an elegant label on it. The box contained, smartly laid out on a velvety surface ... a fashionable keyring containing some sand from the Loire River banks.
There also was a parchement-like note saying: "Real Loire River sand. A gift from Touraine to help you dream of your holiday."
Call me sentimental, call me silly, but since that day that keyring goes with me where ever I go. My house and car keys are attached to it. It helps me to keep the dream alive when I'm stuck in a traffic jam!
Do you want to own a keyring with real Loire Valley sand? Check in to www.tourism-touraine.com and take the quiz!