Travel to Loire Valley, France By Air:
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.
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:
provided as a guide only - please check with airlines /booking
agents before planning your journey --- some flights are summertime
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:
within Ireland with services operated by Ryanair to London Stansted:
Dublin (also Gatwick and Luton)
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
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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