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Loire Valley, France
The Loire Valley is located in central France and is often referred to as "the Cradle of French". In fact, Loire Valley portrays France as we imagine it with all its chateaux and vineyards in one place. It might sound unbelievable, but the whole area of the Valley with the cities of Orleans, Tours, Saumur, and Angers is one huge UNESCO World Heritage Site!

Another pleasant and the important thing for any traveler to know is that Loire Valley is conveniently connected with Paris and other important centers of France by trains (train coverage is amazingly great all over France!) as well as by incredibly well-maintained roads.

There are 22 chateaux in Loire Valley France spread all over the area of 800 square kilometers and open to the public which makes it not so easy and actually not needed for the travelers to see all of them. As a premium tour operator and based on more than 10 years of expertise, we recommend you to pay special attention to the following towns and castles in the Loire Valley.

Start your journey with the visit to the Chateau de Villandry famous for its impressive gardens. The Chateaux was even awarded by the Ministry of Tourism and received a Quality Tourism Classification. Then make your way to the nearby Chinon and be sure to taste the local wines as Chinon wine region is noted for its exceptional reds and rosés. It is worth mentioning that the Loire Valley bears the name of "the Garden of France" for the abundance of the vineyards in the area.

The next place you want to visit is the spectacular Chateau de Chenonceau, one of the most famous chateaux in the area and a beautiful mix of Gothic and Renaissance architecture, following the short trip to the Chateau de Chambord, the world renown masterpiece of classic French Renaissance. For the enhanced experience, we recommend you to dine at cellar caves located along the Loire River.

See it on following tours

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

8 days

3 cities

1 country

Paris | Amboise | Reims

Traverse the beating heart of France as you explore the main sights of Paris, royal Versailles, the Chateaux-rich Loire Valley region, the Champagne region and Reims.

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

10 days

3 cities

1 country

Paris | Amboise | Bordeaux

Enjoy 10 days discovering France from its stunning capital, Paris, to Loire Valley that boasts fascinating castles, to the world wine capital, Bordeaux.
E.g., Sep 25 2018