The Loire Valley, a touristic journey through France
The Loire Valley has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site for over 15 years and is often referred to as the ‘Garden of France’ due to its myriad of vineyards, fruit orchards, artichoke and asparagus fields. As well as its impressive natural beauty, Loire

The Loire Valley has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site for over 15 years and is often referred to as the ‘Garden of France’ due to its myriad of vineyards, fruit orchards, artichoke and asparagus fields. As well as its impressive natural beauty, Loire Valley has remarkable historic towns and architecture, best known for the large cluster of grand châteaux. With over 300 châteaux spread around the region, Loire Valley is bursting with culture and historical architecture.

Boasting a range of historical monuments, the châteaux in Loire Valley are known for their royal past, cared for by noble families and figures in history. Meander through the grounds where once stood the likes of King Louis XIV, Charles VIII, and many other fascinating personalities of the past. Try experiencing Loire Valley on a walking or cycling holiday for the perfect way to enjoy the French countryside while exploring the grand and picturesque châteaux.

The guide talks you through seven beautiful châteaux, providing information about their history, their notable inhabitants, the château today, and the perfect holiday for visiting each and every fabulous château. The holiday guide shows you whether it is best as a walking holiday or cycling holiday, the number of days you can go for, and the level of difficulty.

Loire Valley Tours provides fully inclusive tours in the Loire Valley by local guides. It is the best and easiest way to discover the Loire Valley and taste the typical products of the Loire Valley , such as its wines or food specialties.

Our Loire Valley tours take you to the most famous sites of the Loire Valley , places which are not to be missed, such as castle of Chambord or the castle of Chenonceau . Loire Valley highlights where we take you to also are the small picturesque villages or the historic town of Amboise , where Leonardo Da Vinci lived and died.

Our wine tours in the Loire Valley are the result of fine selections by our team of wine experts. You will meet Loire Valley wine makers carefully selected by us and taste wines from the most famous wine producing villages such as Vouvray or Chinon . Our Loire Valley wine tours will teach you about the grape varieties, the soil, the climate, the technics and the tradition in the elaboration of Loire Valley wines.

We cover the two most famous castles in the Loire Valley, one which inspired Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and one so popular, its visitor numbers are exceeded only by the Palace of Versailles!

Enjoy a guided red and white wine tasting, winery tour and lunch at family-owned Nitray plus an optional wine tasting at popular Chateau Chenonceau, from their own vines grown on the castle grounds.

Our day trips from Paris take you into the heart of the French countryside where you’ll see stunning scenery and pass through beautiful towns. We’ve organized transport and all the details too so you can sit back and relax.

The Loire Valley has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site for over 15 years and is often referred to as the ‘Garden of France’ due to its myriad of vineyards, fruit orchards, artichoke and asparagus fields. As well as its impressive natural beauty, Loire Valley has remarkable historic towns and architecture, best known for the large cluster of grand châteaux. With over 300 châteaux spread around the region, Loire Valley is bursting with culture and historical architecture.

Boasting a range of historical monuments, the châteaux in Loire Valley are known for their royal past, cared for by noble families and figures in history. Meander through the grounds where once stood the likes of King Louis XIV, Charles VIII, and many other fascinating personalities of the past. Try experiencing Loire Valley on a walking or cycling holiday for the perfect way to enjoy the French countryside while exploring the grand and picturesque châteaux.

The guide talks you through seven beautiful châteaux, providing information about their history, their notable inhabitants, the château today, and the perfect holiday for visiting each and every fabulous château. The holiday guide shows you whether it is best as a walking holiday or cycling holiday, the number of days you can go for, and the level of difficulty.

Loire Valley Tours provides fully inclusive tours in the Loire Valley by local guides. It is the best and easiest way to discover the Loire Valley and taste the typical products of the Loire Valley , such as its wines or food specialties.

Our Loire Valley tours take you to the most famous sites of the Loire Valley , places which are not to be missed, such as castle of Chambord or the castle of Chenonceau . Loire Valley highlights where we take you to also are the small picturesque villages or the historic town of Amboise , where Leonardo Da Vinci lived and died.

Our wine tours in the Loire Valley are the result of fine selections by our team of wine experts. You will meet Loire Valley wine makers carefully selected by us and taste wines from the most famous wine producing villages such as Vouvray or Chinon . Our Loire Valley wine tours will teach you about the grape varieties, the soil, the climate, the technics and the tradition in the elaboration of Loire Valley wines.

The Loire Valley has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site for over 15 years and is often referred to as the ‘Garden of France’ due to its myriad of vineyards, fruit orchards, artichoke and asparagus fields. As well as its impressive natural beauty, Loire Valley has remarkable historic towns and architecture, best known for the large cluster of grand châteaux. With over 300 châteaux spread around the region, Loire Valley is bursting with culture and historical architecture.

Boasting a range of historical monuments, the châteaux in Loire Valley are known for their royal past, cared for by noble families and figures in history. Meander through the grounds where once stood the likes of King Louis XIV, Charles VIII, and many other fascinating personalities of the past. Try experiencing Loire Valley on a walking or cycling holiday for the perfect way to enjoy the French countryside while exploring the grand and picturesque châteaux.

The guide talks you through seven beautiful châteaux, providing information about their history, their notable inhabitants, the château today, and the perfect holiday for visiting each and every fabulous château. The holiday guide shows you whether it is best as a walking holiday or cycling holiday, the number of days you can go for, and the level of difficulty.

Loire Valley Tours provides fully inclusive tours in the Loire Valley by local guides. It is the best and easiest way to discover the Loire Valley and taste the typical products of the Loire Valley , such as its wines or food specialties.

Our Loire Valley tours take you to the most famous sites of the Loire Valley , places which are not to be missed, such as castle of Chambord or the castle of Chenonceau . Loire Valley highlights where we take you to also are the small picturesque villages or the historic town of Amboise , where Leonardo Da Vinci lived and died.

Our wine tours in the Loire Valley are the result of fine selections by our team of wine experts. You will meet Loire Valley wine makers carefully selected by us and taste wines from the most famous wine producing villages such as Vouvray or Chinon . Our Loire Valley wine tours will teach you about the grape varieties, the soil, the climate, the technics and the tradition in the elaboration of Loire Valley wines.

We cover the two most famous castles in the Loire Valley, one which inspired Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and one so popular, its visitor numbers are exceeded only by the Palace of Versailles!

Enjoy a guided red and white wine tasting, winery tour and lunch at family-owned Nitray plus an optional wine tasting at popular Chateau Chenonceau, from their own vines grown on the castle grounds.

Our day trips from Paris take you into the heart of the French countryside where you’ll see stunning scenery and pass through beautiful towns. We’ve organized transport and all the details too so you can sit back and relax.

Loire Valley Active Tip: Ride from château to château on the Loire à Vélo, a 373-mile bicycle trail that follows the river from Sancerre to the sea. For bike rentals, maps, and tours, try Detours de Loire , which has four shops in the region as well as some 20 associated outlets along the route. 35 Rue Charles Gille, Tours; 33-2/47-61-22-23; half-day bike rentals from $11.

Loire Valley Family Tip: Explore the region’s geologic charms at the Rochemenier Troglodyte Village (Louresse-Rochemenier; 33-2/41-59-18-15), a centuries-old hamlet built into the Loire Valley’s white rock, and at the nearby Mushroom Museum (Rte. de Gennes, St.-Hilaire, Saumur; 33-2/41-50-31-55), dedicated to the area’s cave-grown fungi.

Great Value Domaine des Hauts de Loire Rte. de Herbault, Onzain; 33-2/54-20-72-57; domainehautsloire.com ; doubles from $185.

Bike with us in the heart of France amid a château-dotted realm adored for its elegance and idyllic natural beauty. Some castles are yours to explore, others extend an invitation for the evening, immersing you in history and nourishing you with superb cuisine. Taste acclaimed Vouvray wines and pedal on quiet riverside roads past legendary vineyards. And discover why the Loire Valley is consistently ranked as one of Backroads' most beloved destinations.

The Loire Valley has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site for over 15 years and is often referred to as the ‘Garden of France’ due to its myriad of vineyards, fruit orchards, artichoke and asparagus fields. As well as its impressive natural beauty, Loire Valley has remarkable historic towns and architecture, best known for the large cluster of grand châteaux. With over 300 châteaux spread around the region, Loire Valley is bursting with culture and historical architecture.

Boasting a range of historical monuments, the châteaux in Loire Valley are known for their royal past, cared for by noble families and figures in history. Meander through the grounds where once stood the likes of King Louis XIV, Charles VIII, and many other fascinating personalities of the past. Try experiencing Loire Valley on a walking or cycling holiday for the perfect way to enjoy the French countryside while exploring the grand and picturesque châteaux.

The guide talks you through seven beautiful châteaux, providing information about their history, their notable inhabitants, the château today, and the perfect holiday for visiting each and every fabulous château. The holiday guide shows you whether it is best as a walking holiday or cycling holiday, the number of days you can go for, and the level of difficulty.

Loire Valley Tours provides fully inclusive tours in the Loire Valley by local guides. It is the best and easiest way to discover the Loire Valley and taste the typical products of the Loire Valley , such as its wines or food specialties.

Our Loire Valley tours take you to the most famous sites of the Loire Valley , places which are not to be missed, such as castle of Chambord or the castle of Chenonceau . Loire Valley highlights where we take you to also are the small picturesque villages or the historic town of Amboise , where Leonardo Da Vinci lived and died.

Our wine tours in the Loire Valley are the result of fine selections by our team of wine experts. You will meet Loire Valley wine makers carefully selected by us and taste wines from the most famous wine producing villages such as Vouvray or Chinon . Our Loire Valley wine tours will teach you about the grape varieties, the soil, the climate, the technics and the tradition in the elaboration of Loire Valley wines.

We cover the two most famous castles in the Loire Valley, one which inspired Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and one so popular, its visitor numbers are exceeded only by the Palace of Versailles!

Enjoy a guided red and white wine tasting, winery tour and lunch at family-owned Nitray plus an optional wine tasting at popular Chateau Chenonceau, from their own vines grown on the castle grounds.

Our day trips from Paris take you into the heart of the French countryside where you’ll see stunning scenery and pass through beautiful towns. We’ve organized transport and all the details too so you can sit back and relax.

Loire Valley Active Tip: Ride from château to château on the Loire à Vélo, a 373-mile bicycle trail that follows the river from Sancerre to the sea. For bike rentals, maps, and tours, try Detours de Loire , which has four shops in the region as well as some 20 associated outlets along the route. 35 Rue Charles Gille, Tours; 33-2/47-61-22-23; half-day bike rentals from $11.

Loire Valley Family Tip: Explore the region’s geologic charms at the Rochemenier Troglodyte Village (Louresse-Rochemenier; 33-2/41-59-18-15), a centuries-old hamlet built into the Loire Valley’s white rock, and at the nearby Mushroom Museum (Rte. de Gennes, St.-Hilaire, Saumur; 33-2/41-50-31-55), dedicated to the area’s cave-grown fungi.

Great Value Domaine des Hauts de Loire Rte. de Herbault, Onzain; 33-2/54-20-72-57; domainehautsloire.com ; doubles from $185.

The Loire Valley has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site for over 15 years and is often referred to as the ‘Garden of France’ due to its myriad of vineyards, fruit orchards, artichoke and asparagus fields. As well as its impressive natural beauty, Loire Valley has remarkable historic towns and architecture, best known for the large cluster of grand châteaux. With over 300 châteaux spread around the region, Loire Valley is bursting with culture and historical architecture.

Boasting a range of historical monuments, the châteaux in Loire Valley are known for their royal past, cared for by noble families and figures in history. Meander through the grounds where once stood the likes of King Louis XIV, Charles VIII, and many other fascinating personalities of the past. Try experiencing Loire Valley on a walking or cycling holiday for the perfect way to enjoy the French countryside while exploring the grand and picturesque châteaux.

The guide talks you through seven beautiful châteaux, providing information about their history, their notable inhabitants, the château today, and the perfect holiday for visiting each and every fabulous château. The holiday guide shows you whether it is best as a walking holiday or cycling holiday, the number of days you can go for, and the level of difficulty.

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