Rendez-vous in the Loire Valley

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France travel heritage tours destination Loire
Valley is the biggest area in France ever to be included in UNESCO’s world
heritage list.

Discover the France vacation travel and
tourism haven Loire Valley and its châteaux, from Sully-sur-Loire as far
as Nantes: Renaissance châteaux, medieval fortresses, remarkable gardens, etc.
Kings, artists and famous authors have fallen under the spell of the Loire and
taken up residence on its banks in their droves. Here the local stone and slate
are reflected in the water of the river.

Traveling to France on foot, by bicycle or onboard
a barge… enjoy the harmonious landscape at the heart of the unspoiled natural
world. The various kinds of artisanal
French wine of the France
tourism region Loire and the renowned gastronomy can be savored in a
troglodytic cave dug out of the rock, at the table of a restaurant or at a
gourmet village market.

 

The Loire Valley is also the Loire Châteaux and La Loire à Vélo.

At the heart of the France travel vacation
and artisanal French wine
haven Loire Valley and neighboring areas, there are other France vacation packages travel
destinations rich in natural beauty as well as having great cultural
significance:  TouraineBerry and Eure-et-Loir: the gateway to the Loire Valley.

The Châteaux of Loire Valley, an extraordinary heritage

Be enchanted by the largest of
all the heritage France
châteaux of the Loire, the Château de Chambord. Discover the Château de Cheverny,
inspired by Hergé to create the Tintin’s fictional Château de Moulinsart.
Overhanging the Loire, the Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire and its domain offer
one of the most beautiful panorama over the royal river. Every year, the
Gardens Festival propose amazing gardens around a different theme to France travel enthusiasts.
At Azay-le-Rideau, watch the reflections ripple in the water and at the Park of
the Château de Valençay, lose yourself in the largest maze in France! Travel this
region and be amazed by the astounding light show.

A very musical region

The Loire Valley France vacation travel
region moves to the beat of its many music festivals, the most popular being
the Printemps de Bourges. Jazz plays an important role in this heritage France tourism area,
which is showcased in the Jazz en Touraine festival and the Jazz en Val de Cher
festival.

In BourgesChartresOrléans and Tours you can see some of the most beautiful religious heritage Gothic cathedrals in France.
The refined elegance of these religious spiritual heritage cathedrals in France and the
châteaux of the Loire makes for an ideal atmosphere to enjoy classical music.
Several heritage France
travel tourism festivals are held at these venues, such as the
Renaissance Music Festival at Clos Lucé, the Festival de Sully and Loiret and
the Chartres International Organ Festival.

Enjoy Loire Valley specialties

Celebrated by Rabelais, venerated
by Gargantua, the cuisine of the Loire Valley region, and more precisely of
Touraine and Berry, is an institution in itself. Among the numerous specialties
of the France vacation
packages tourism region, you must taste the andouillettes (sausage) from
Jargeau, Orléans poultry, game from Sologne, freshwater fish from the Loire and
green lentils from Berry.

Fans of cheese will be in heaven in
this France travel tourism
site, with the crottin de Chavignol, chèvre from Selles-sur-Cher, and the
Valençay pyramide. To finish this feast, those with a sweet tooth can choose
between a tarte tatin or a slice of pithiviers (an almond pastry).

Bourgueil, Chinon, Vouvray, Cheverny, Sancerre ... are these names
familiar to you? These are just some of the many types of Loire Valley’s artisanal French wine.
From Touraine to Sancerre, Loire French vineyards are rich with various kinds of exceptional artisanal French wine
that are distinguished by their variety and authenticity.

French wines to be discovered through 1000 km of
Tourist Road Vineyards which will lead you to discover the different varieties,
hallmarks of the Loire Valley’s artisanal French wines.

The winemakers open their doors
and invite you to taste these famous artisanal French wines. They also are very keen to share with
you their passion for their wines and their terroir skills coming from a long
viticultural tradition which makes these French wines renowned.

The Wine House of Toursthe Wine House of Cheverny and the House of Sancerre  offer original formulas to discover
and enjoy those wines. Deep red and fruity colors, white with subtle and
intense flavors, fresh and light pink and not to mention sparkling, French wines won’t have
any more secrets for you!

A region at the heart of the natural world

Embark on a France vacation travel tours
with your children to discover the marvels of the animal kingdom at the
Beauval Zoo and the Haute-Touche Nature Reserve.

Even more, make the most of this
natural scenery with the Loire à Vélo (Loire By Bicycle), a unique route which
allows you to discover the area according to your own interests, at your own
pace, as a couple or with children.

This France travel tourism route consists of
800km of signposted and secure tracks, running from the village of Cuffy near
Nevers, to St. Brévin-les-Pins on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Created for
easy usage, this France
vacation cycling trail is equipped with services specially adapted for
the needs of cyclists.

There are no less than three natural
parks: the Brenne, the Loire-Anjou-Touraine and the Perche, that are punctuated
by rivers and rolling green valleys, such as the many lakes and forests of
Sologne. And don’t miss the troglodytic caves dug out from rocks.

The Loire Valley France vacation travel
destination conjures up a dreamlike landscape of sumptuous chateaux and
cathedrals along the Loire, a wild river which can also be explored
by boat.