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Loire Valley

Discover the iconic Loire Valley in France, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The region is dotted with Renaissance Châteaux of which the most famous include Château de Chambord, Château de Chenonceau, and Château de Blois. Loire Valley red and white wines are also a treat especially in the appellations of Sancerre, Pouilly-Fumé, Vouvray, Chinon or Bourgueil. There are also a number of charming small towns such as Amboise, Saumur and Tours which offer visitors a glimpse of traditional French life.

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LUSH WINE COUNTRY, dotted with historic sights Loire valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers everything from castles, historical towns and stunning landscapes, delicious wines as well as fine dining in local restaurants or michelin star restaurants. Its location alongside the river Loire gives the land its fertility and ensures the productivity and success of the vineyards and Loire Valley Wines. The area also boasts world-famous Renaissance Chateaux. If wine is what you´re looking for, our Loire valley wine tours take you to the most renowned wineries in the region. Here, you can sample some of the best Loire wines this fertile region offers. There are also quite a number of locations ...

LUSH WINE COUNTRY, dotted with historic sights

Loire valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers everything from castles, historical towns and stunning landscapes, delicious wines as well as fine dining in local restaurants or michelin star restaurants. Its location alongside the river Loire gives the land its fertility and ensures the productivity and success of the vineyards and Loire Valley Wines. The area also boasts world-famous Renaissance Chateaux.

If wine is what you´re looking for, our Loire valley wine tours take you to the most renowned wineries in the region. Here, you can sample some of the best Loire wines this fertile region offers. There are also quite a number of locations that offer great Loire River Tours if you want to see the landmarks from another perspective. For history buffs, we also offer great guided tours in the most important cultural towns such as Chinon or Blois.

Our small group Loire Valley day trips depart from the cities of Tours and Amboise. We organize exclusive private tours to the Loire valley castles that are conducted by Expert Local Guides that speak impeccable English. We also offer more affordable shared day tours that will take you to the most important sites. Of course the Castles of the Loire are high up on our list.

The most famous ones include fairytale Chateau de Chenonceau, Château de Chambord, Chateau du Clos Lucé that welcomed Leonardo Da Vinci, Château de Villandry and Chateau Azay Le Rideau to name just a few. Another great activity in this region is wine tasting as the destination is home to some of the most elegant red and white wines of France.

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  • Where to stay in Loire Valley?

    There are a number of options for a perfect stay in the Loire Valley. If you would like to base yourself in a larger city that offers multiple options for visits, dining options, then the city of Tours seems ideal. If you want to stay in a laid back, charming small town then Amboise might be a great choice for you. Both make for ideal locations for day trips to the Loire Valley castles or the Loire Valley wine region.
  • How far is the Loire Valley from Paris?

    From Paris to the Loire Valley by car you will need 2 1/2 hours to reach the town of Tours. If you are looking to visit some of the Loire Valley Castles then the Castle of Chambord is located just over 2 hours drive from Paris. The distance from Paris to Chateau de Chambord is of 112 miles (180 kilometers).
  • What to do in the Loire Valley?

    The Loire valley offers a great deal of options when it comes to things to see & do with friends or family. The regions is home to one of the largest number of Renaissance castles of France with Chambord & Chenonceau being amongst the most famous. The Loire Valley is also famous for being one of the most interesting wine region of today as they produced delicious reds, whites, rosés, sparkling and sweet white wines at a very reasonable price. Some of the top sights of the Loire Valley & best things to do include: 1. Cycle the Loire Valley Route 2. Visit Chambord & Chenonceau castles 3. Taste Loire Valley wines in Chinon or Bourgueil 4. In the footsteps of Leonardo Da Vinci at Chateau du Clos Lucé 5. Enjoy a traditional boat ride on a Gabarre
  • Can you do a day trip to Loire Valley from Paris?

    Yes, absolutely. You have different options if you would like to go to the Loire Valley from Paris for a day. The best option is to take a TGV fast train in Paris from Montparnasse station and arrive in the city of Tours just over one hour later. Then, reach the tourism office of Tours and take part in a half day or full day tour to the Loire Valley Castles or on a Loire Valley wine tour. Upon return, take the TGV train back to Paris. A Loire Valley day trip from Paris is also possible on a private option from Paris directly to the Loire Valley by car. Itinerary and program will be adapted to suit your wishes.
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