Vignobles & Découvertes: Val de Loire, Chenonceau

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    The Vignobles & Découvertes label aims to provide quality services and visits catering to wine tourism. The label appeals to a customer base that appreciates the world of wine without necessarily being connoisseurs, and offers a range of quality services: accommodation, cultural sites, leisure activities, cellar tours, restaurants, exploration of natural spaces, events and more.

    Eight destinations in Loire Valley have been awarded the label: Val de Loire, Amboise - Val de Loire, Chenonceau - Vallée du Loir - Chinon, Bourgueil, Azay - Saumur, Val de Loire - Vallée du Layon - Muscadet Loire Océan - Angers Loire Valley.

    Destination: Val de Loire, Chenonceau

    The Loire Valley brings together the valleys of the Rivers Lot and Cher in a remarkable region distinguished by its gentle way of life and its vineyards. 

    Widely preserved natural landscapes, the architectural heritage and its local produce make it a rich and diverse area nestled around the Cher, which forms the historic link between the region’s districts.

    The châteaux, gardens, windmills, loges de vignes shelters, troglodytic houses, locks and lock houses are each more beautiful than the next, allowing visitors to discover this region off the beaten track.

    Rising above both sides of the Cher valley, the wine-growing hillsides are renowned for their quality with 3 AOCs: Touraine AOC, Montlouis-sur-Loire AOC, and Touraine-Chenonceaux AOC. 

    The “Val de Loire, Chenonceau” destination offers visitors a selection of 26 cellars providing still and sparkling white, rosé and red wines, a choice of around 50 distinctive accommodation options, and 22 restaurants serving traditional cuisine based on regional produce.



    A prestigious, world-renowned heritage also awaits them: the Château de ChenonceauChâteau de BourdaisièreChâteau du Gué Péan or the Donjon of the former fortress of Montrichard and theChâteau de Montpoupon.

Things to see

Point of interest

  • Rendez-vous at the Château of Chenonceau

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    A focal point of civilisation and sharing, Château de Chenonceau has a collection of paintings by masters, a veritable pinacotheca worthy of the greatest museums... and a remarkable set of Flemish tapestries.
  • Rendez-vous at the Château of Chenonceau

    © CMouton_CRTCentre_ValdeLoire

    A focal point of civilisation and sharing, Château de Chenonceau has a collection of paintings by masters, a veritable pinacotheca worthy of the greatest museums... and a remarkable set of Flemish tapestries.
  • Rendez-vous at the Château du Clos Lucé - Parc Leonardo da Vinci

    © Darrault

    At the Château du Clos Lucé - Parc Leonardo Da Vinci, discover the last residence of Leonardo da Vinci in Amboise, and enjoy a unique experience as you wander through the garden of the famous engineer, operating his giant machines.
  • Vignobles & Découvertes: Val de Loire, Amboise

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    In the immediate vicinity of Tours and some fifteen kilometres from Blois, the destination’s identity is based on widely preserved natural landscapes, the architectural quality of its building heritage along with its gentle pace of life, as well as being highly influenced by the presence of the Loire and its vineyards.
  • Domaine des Hautes Roches: A troglodytic restaurant & hotel

    © CRT Val de Loire

    France’sleading luxury troglodytic hotel, Domaine des Hautes Roches features 14 roomsoverlooking the Loire, 12 of which are carved out of rock.
  • Château Gaudrelle

    © Chateau Gaudrelle

    Dry, light, sweet or sparkling, there’s a full range of Vouvray white wines to be sampled at Château Gaudrelle.
  • Rendez-vous in Touraine Loire Valley

    © David Darrault - CDT Touraine

    In Touraine, everything may begin with a wonderful meal. Within the gardens of Touraine, nature is abundant, and thus the meals here reflect that richness by utilizing all the plentiful local products.
  • Rendez-Vous in Tours

    © Yves Brault

    Tours is the capital city of Touraine. Resting at the core of the famous region of Loire chateaux, the beautiful European city takes pleasure on its exceptional location.
  • Rendez-Vous on the Loire à Velo: The Loire Valley by Bike

    © Nautilus-Nantes

    The Loire à Vélo is a unique circuit for bike lovers to enjoy according to their desires, at ease or in competition, in couples or with children.
  • Rendez-vous at the Château of Azay-le-Rideau

    © Centre des monuments nationaux - Philippe Berthé

    The Château of Azay-le-Rideau, the refinement of an early Renaissance château reflected in water.  
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