Loire Valley

WHY VISIT THE LOIRE VALLEY?  

Visit the Loire Valley to admire its scenic landscapes, palaces and vineyards. The valley is a prime spot for anyone who loves food, bikes or the outdoors.

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WHERE TO STAY IN THE LOIRE VALLEY?

Map of Loire Valley, France

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Château de Brou ($$$$$) Romantic, castle retreat in the valley. Lots of green space and vegetable gardens.

Domaine des Hauts de Loire ($$$$) Classic manor house with helipad and fishing pond. What else could you possibly need?

Le Manoir de Champfreau ($$$) Cozy, old school pad filled with antiques and a lovely outdoor pool.

Les Abris Du Château ($$) Tidy place to spend the night, just miles from the Loire River. A steal at this price point and easy driving to the nearby castles.

WHERE TO EAT IN THE LOIRE VALLEY?

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Restaurant La Maison d’a Cote ($$$$) Exceptionally well-executed and refined French cuisine. Do not miss!!

La Grolle ($$$) Bright red walls and the best duck. No worries if you’re still wearing your cycling kit.

Moka ($$) Quaint tea house serving a mix of Belgian and African treats.

WHERE TO GO AT NIGHT IN THE LOIRE VALLEY?

You’ll find yourself in the center of the nightlife by venturing to place du Ralliement or rue St-Laud in Angers, with streets lined with lively pubs and cafes. 

Le Cercle Rouge ($$) Perfect little wine bar in Angers.

Un Brin Folk ($$) In Angers, local wines and folk music.

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Loire Valley, France Palaces

BEST INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS FOR THE LOIRE VALLEY?

Valley tourist board @loirevalleytourism

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HOW TO GET TO THE LOIRE VALLEY?

Fly into Paris and get a connection to Tour by plane or to your final destination by train. Renting a car from Paris is also a good option to provide you with freedom and flexibility.

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Loire Valley, France Vineyards

HOW TO GET AROUND THE LOIRE VALLEY?

Traveling around Loire Valley without a car will limit your flexibility, but it is doable! You can see many of the beautiful castles by using public transportation via buses and trains.