Loire Valley

The Royal Valley… and more!

Loire Valley

The Loire Valley is located in the center of France, covering the regions Orléanais, Tourraine and Anjou. The Loire river comes down from Nevers, Orleans, passing Tours, Angers, Nantes and ending in the Atlantic Ocean in Saint Nazaire. The magnificent landscape and of course the impressing number of castles, the “chateaux de la Loire” and their fabulous gardens will enchant you: Amboise, Blois, the Clos Lucé, Chambord, Cheverny, Chenonceau, Villandry, Chinon, Azay-le-Rideau, Langeais, Villandry, Angers, Saumur...

The Loire river offers various possibilities to discover the fauna and flora by boat: either by kayak, but as well on one of the gabares (flat bottom boats designed in the past to cruise on the shallow river). You can explore the vineyards on the Loire Valley wine route (« route touristique des vignobles »), not only known for its wide variety of different AOC wines but also for the stunning views.

Due to its gentle landscapes and the breathtaking scenery, the Loire Valley is ideal to undertake bicycle tours or follow the “Loire à Vélo” bike route stretching over 800 kms.

Sample Tour

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