Loire Valley

by Insight Guides

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (P)

Written in English
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ISBN 100395662028
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Discover one of the hidden gems of the Loire Valley when you book tickets to the Royal Domain of Château Gaillard. Commissioned by King Charles VIII in the 15th century, this chateau is known for its Italianate inspiration, and for its sprawling gardens, which . Book at Castles of the Loire Full Day. From €/ per person. One of the most notable aspects of the Loire Valley’s most beautiful châteaux, such as Chambord, is the Renaissance style architecture, which gave preference to form and style over defensive function. In many ways they were elaborate stately homes and in the case of. The Loire Valley is located in the center of France, with the Loire River symbolically dividing the country in 2. This slow moving river, the longest of France ( km), crosses the beautiful regions of Touraine (the area around the city of Tours) and Anjou (the area around Angers). Welcome to the Loire Valley! We meet at pm at the Blois train station for a 20 minute transfer to our first hotel. You’ll meet the guides and fellow travelers at 1 pm for a light lunch and bike fitting before our first ride. We’ll stop at the Chateau de Cheverny for the first introduction to .

Duration: 3 days. 2 Day Guided Trip to the Loire Valley Chateaux from Paris. 2-day sight-seeing tour to discover the Châteaux of the Loire Valley. Guided tours included: Château d'Amboise, Clos Lucé, gardens of Villandry, Château de Chenonceau, Château de Cheverny and Chambord Castle. Duration: 2 days. Guided tour in a small group. Located in Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, 1, feet from Fontevraud Abbey, Loire valley offers accommodations with a shared lounge, free WiFi, a concierge service, and ticket service. The bed and breakfast is in an area where guests can engage in activities such as hiking and cycling/10(55). Join a Loire Valley Castles Tour with Blue Fox Travel, highly rated Paris Tours on TripAdvisor since ! + Reviews Small Groups Book now! +33 (8AM to 8PM Paris Time) About Us/5(93). Explore an array of Loire Valley, FR vacation rentals, including houses, castles & more bookable online. Choose from more t properties, ideal house rentals for families, groups and couples. Rent a whole home for your next weekend or holiday.

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"Chateaux of the Loire Valley" is quite interesting and has some nice photos. It gives a lot of information on the most prominent chateaux of the region and their description along with the interesting bits of history. The book also contains the map, chronology of the most important facts of French history and the genealogy of the French kings/5(44).

"Chateaux of the Loire Valley" is quite interesting and has some nice photos. It gives a lot of information on the most prominent chateaux of the region and their description along with the interesting bits of history.

The book also contains the map, chronology of the most important facts of French history and the genealogy of Loire Valley book French kings/5(27). Must-Read Books about Loire Valley. The Road from the Past, Traveling through History in France. By Ina Caro. Time travel through France by way of its finest chateaux, cathedrals and monasteries.

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Loire Valley Tour Price – US$2, per person INSTEAD of US $3, per person, based on double/twin occupancy/5(). The Loire Valley is also known for its outstanding wines (red, white, rosé and sparkling) and lively, sophisticated cities, including Orléans, Blois, Tours and Angers – yet more reasons why the entire area is an enormous Unesco World Heritage Site.

There are 5, hotels in Loire Valley you can book on What are the best hotels in Loire Valley near Château de Chambord. Some of the best hotels in Loire Valley near Château de Chambord include Relais de Chambord - Small Luxury Loire Valley book of the World, Gîte Salamandre - 8 Personnes, and Le Clos Près Chambord.

The Loire Valley (French: Vallée de la Loire, pronounced [vale də la lwaʁ]), spanning kilometres ( mi), is located in the middle stretch of the Loire River in central France, in both the administrative regions Pays de la Loire and Centre-Val de area of the Loire Valley comprises about square kilometres ( sq mi).

It is referred to as the Cradle of the French and the Inscription: (24th Session). Loire Valley guidebooks and maps. For detailed cycle route information and maps, see Cycling the River Loire.

L'intégrale de la Loire à vélo de Nevers à la mer is now also available in English (The Complete Loire à Vélo Trail from Nevers to the Atlantic). There is also Richard Peace’s Cycling Southern France: Loire to Mediterranean.

Villandry For the best gardens in the Loire Valley — and possibly all of France. Chinon For its Joan of Arc history. Langeais For its fortress-like setting above an appealing little village, and its evocative 15th- and 16th-century rooms. The Loire Valley is France's most diverse wine region, producing exemplary wines in every style.

Popularity of Loire Valley wines with sommeliers and wine writers has been growing steadily for the last ten years because for all their variety, Loire Valley wines share important characteristics that make them perfect for contemporary taste. Loire Valley Wine Guide.

In this advanced guide we’ll explore the wines of the Loire Valley of France–from Muscadet to Sancerre.

Figure out where to look to your next bottle of Loire. The Loire Valley Wine Guide. The Loire Valley is home to over 4, wineries that produce a dizzying array of elegant, high quality wines. The Loire Valley of France, found between the towns of Tours and Blois, offers a fascinating landscape of vineyards, forests, gardens, and stately châteaux (singular château).Château is a general term used for any manor house but, historically, chateaux were used as anything from hunting lodges to residences for important people.

Chateaux Of The Loire Valley book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The architectural heritage of the French kings is nowhe /5. The Loire has a justifiable reputation as one of the greatest, grandest and most scenic rivers anywhere in Europe.

In its most characteristic stretch, from the hills of Sancerre to the city of Angers, it flows past an extraordinary parade of regal châteaux, majestic palaces and sweeping vineyards; unsurprisingly, when it came to choosing which should be awarded the title of World Heritage.

Here's a non-driving possibility for you, from either Paris or Tours: Loire Valley Time Travel. That would be a great way to visit some of the chateaux in style - in a vintage Citroen. Could include wine tasting, if you wished. If that still left you with a day spare, I'm sure.

The Loire chateaux: must-sees in the Loire Valley To visit the Loire Valley is to explore a unique heritage: that of its chateaux. With its mass of turrets and chimneys, the Chateau de Chambord – commissioned by Francis I and conceived by Leonardo da Vinci – is perhaps the most iconic.

A fairy-tale realm par excellence, the Loire Valley is studded with storybook villages, time-burnished towns, and— bien sûr —the famous châteaux de la Loire. These postcard staples, like. The Châteaux of the Loire Valley (French: Châteaux de la Loire) are part of the architectural heritage of the historic towns of Amboise, Angers, Blois, Chinon, Montsoreau, Nantes, Orléans, Saumur, and Tours along the Loire River in illustrate Renaissance ideals of design in France.

The châteaux of the Loire Valley number over three hundred, ranging from practical fortified Architectural style(s): French Renaissance architecture.

A day trip to Loire Valley will acquaint you with architectural marvels, verdant vineyards, and opulent chateaux. Sip on some world-renowned wines (courtesy, of course, the Loire Valley) as you cosy up with a book in one of their roadside cafes and take in the resplendent : Manisha Choudhari.

Explore all the Loire Valley Chateaux - Chateaux de la Loire - including Chateau de Chanonceau, Chateau de Chambord, Chateau de Chaumont, Chateau de Blois and 70 other stunning castles through interactive lists and maps in our travel and destination Guide on where of visit, stay and eat in the region.

Plan your trip using our custom Google map of the Loire Valley Chateau. Book your tickets online for the top things to do in Loire Valley, France on Tripadvisor: traveler reviews and photos of Loire Valley tourist attractions. Find what to do today, this weekend, or in May.

We have reviews of the best places to see in Loire Valley. Visit top-rated & must-see attractions. The Fit Traveller was a guest of the Renaissance, European Waterways and Barge Lady Cruises for this cruise.

The opinions, words and images are authentically our own. The Renaissance Loire Valley Cruise. Book with Barge Lady Cruises. The Loire Valley, in central France ’s Loire River, is known for its abundant produce, famed wine industry, vibrant culture and stunning châteaux.

Here are ten ways to make the most of a trip to the Loire Valley. Perhaps the most famous of the many castles in the region, Chenonceau is a sight to behold. Spanning— literally— the River.

Our & Loire Valley Itinerary for our Best Adventures in Loire Valley™ Tour features personalized, hands-on gourmet experiences combined with guided tours of the Loire Valley’s “Top 6 Must See” culturally and historically rich castles.

Thanks to 26 years in of exclusivity and a beaming reputation in France, our unparalleled Best Adventures in Loire Valley™ Tours have /5(). Tours is the main town of the Loire Valley. The lively cathedral city stands between the Loire and Cher rivers.

There's an old quarter, plus good museums and restaurants. It also makes a great center if you're visiting the châteaux of Langeais, Villandry (which has a spectacular garden), and : Mary Anne Evans. The Loire Valley is renowned for its picturesque countryside, charming villages and impressive food and wine.

Combine this with cycling, and you’ve got a perfect way to discover the region. Cycle alongside the serene Loire River, visit a selection of classic chateaux, marvel at the manicured gardens and far-reaching vineyards, and indulge in.

Explore Blois holidays and discover the best time and places to visit. | Towering above the northern bank of the Loire, Blois’ royal château, one-time feudal seat of the powerful counts of Blois, offers a gripping introduction to some key periods in French history and architecture.

The Perfect Loire Valley Itinerary: Getting from Paris to the Loire Valley. There are a few ways to travel from Paris to the Loire Valley, including renting a car and driving yourself or taking the train (and then having to find a way to the castles).

However, as we said above, we loved the tour we took instead of driving. Chateau Des Barres Saumur, Loire Valley, France. Enquire View Gites. Book a break in the Loire Valley, France. Situated in the small village of Vernoil-le-Fourrier in the heart of the Loire Valley near Saumur this magnificent 19th Century Chateau was built in the romantic architectural style of the Louis-Philippe period, externally the.

Spanning nearly miles in France, the Loire Valley alone contains more than châteaux. Flourishing in the time of the Renaissance, the region was inhabited by the likes of Diane de Poitiers, controversial mistress of King Henry II of France, and famed Italian artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci, making it historically interwoven with the great kings of s: 7.

The Loire Valley produces a wide variety of wines from award-winning white varietals to full-bodied reds and sweet dessert wines. This private tasting tour ensures a tailor-made experience, visiting three of the most renowned wine regions—Vouvray, Chinon, and Bourgueil.Loire Valley guide showing the many things to do and see in this beautiful part of France,from people who live here tn the Loire Valley, more than just the Loire river and its the rich landscape offers great rivers, vibrant cities like Orleans and Tours, historical medieval towns such as Chinon and Loches, beautiful villages like Montresor, natural parks in La Brenne and Anjou.LOIRE VALLEY A region doesn’t get to be called “The Garden of France” without being pretty special, and the Loire is a two-wheeler’s dream, thanks in no small part to the signposted stations.

You are also able to pre book through local cab companies BY WATER With the Loire valley being in a fairly central location there.