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Travel to Loire Valley, France By Air:

Fly-Drive    Ireland

Fly-Drive packages provide a great alternative for visitors to the Loire Valley who do not  wish to take their own vehicle. The area, as indeed all of France, now has airlines flying into the smaller regional airports so there has not been a better time to use this method of getting to your destination. The prices compare favourably  with self-drive/ferry travel especially if you are travelling from Ireland, Scotland or the north of England. Fly to the nearest airport to your ultimate destination and finish the journey off in your hire car - or fly to Paris, pick up a hire car and take in some of the sights en-route to your 'Loire Valley experience'.

You can  be in the heart of the Loire Valley (Tours) in just over 1 hour from London Stansted !

UK and Irish airlines flying into the Loire Valley region / Paris are:

Air France



Paris CDG



Dublin Tours


Paris Beauvais

Aer Arann


Cork Angers

Aer Arann




Aer Lingus aerlingus.com Dublin Paris CDG

**Information provided as a guide only - please check with airlines /booking agents before planning your journey --- some flights are summertime only.

Tours airport is a good option as a destination as it gives excellent access to the whole of  Loire Valley/Centre region. The airport itself is a 10 minute bus/taxi trip to the city centre where you have access to the  TGV and SNCF rail networks.

The airport is open seven days a week with frequent services from Ryanair to and from London Stansted. The recently refurbished terminal is small but adequate and enjoys free short term parking or car rental facilities.  You are just five minutes from the A10 motorway with its links to Paris and the north or to Bordeaux and the south.   Although Tours Airport is a good option Angers, Nantes, Poitiers (if you are visiting Southern Touraine) plus new flights into La Rochelle and Angouleme offer alternative routes to access the pleasures of this area. Both rail and road links are excellent between all these destinations. 

For further information:



 Airports within Ireland with services operated by Ryanair to London Stansted:

Dublin (also Gatwick and Luton)


Aer lingus: Belfast to London Heathrow





For onward travel to the Loire Valley from Paris:


The Loire Valley is easily accessible from all the Paris airports due to the excellent rail and road networks.


For all flight information and more, visit both Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle and Paris Orly Airports:


From London Heathrow, Air France and British Airways fly frequently (up to 17flights daily) to Paris; the trip takes 1 hour. 


You can reach Paris from most other major European capitals. The best option is to fly on France's national airline, Air France, which has more connections into Paris from European capitals than any other airline.  


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"Author: Jim Craig"