Loire, your guide on what to do and see in the Loire Valley
the pages of our guide to
the Loire Valley /
Centre - Val de Loire, we
will convey to you the diverse range of
attractions on offer in this beautiful
you make the most of your stay by
providing practical, helpful information
on things to do and see.
There are so many places to
visit in the region that once you have
you'll want to return time and time
again. It's the perfect place for your
holiday in France...and
it's more than just chateaux.
the rich landscape offers great rivers,
vibrant cities like
beautiful villages like
Montresor, natural parks in
La Brenne and Anjou, some of the best
wines of France and a host of local
delicacy's. There is a plethora of
festivals throughout the year to give
you a taste of the region's unique
culture and heritage.
The area also has been touched by
many historical figures from Richard the
Lionheart to Joan of Arc and Leonardo de
Vinci. It has also inspired poets and
novelists for centuries, with some of
its native sons, such as Rabelais and
Balzac, using the area as a setting
(the longest in France) is the thread
that binds this area together but its
tributaries of the Cher, the Vienne, the
Indre and other rivers in the region
such as the Creuse and the Claise give
an added dimension to the region by
providing attractive valleys and
landscapes to stimulate interest. You
are in an area where you can be on a
plateau with what seems like endless
horizons, surrounded by sunflowers, in a
deep valley, in dense forest, by a
mighty river and always where your eye
will be drawn to something of interest.
You can be happy just driving the
wonderful roads (where a lot of French
taxpayers money must go!) stopping at
any one of hundreds of pretty towns and
villages that the region has to offer.
sharing our knowledge of the Loire
Valley (we live and work here) we will
help you get the most out of your visit
to what is popularly referred to as 'the
garden of France'.
We do of course include a
of the major chateau of the region, how
could we not, including the gems that
plus the cities towns and villages of
greatest interest - the region has 8 of
Beaux Villages de France'
- the most beautiful villages in France
within its boundaries..