Vignobles & Découvertes: Vallée du Loir

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Vignobles & Découvertes: Vallée du Loir 72500 Vaas fr

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 the 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: Vallée du Loir

The “Vallée du Loir” destination is described through poetry - and can be explored by following in the footsteps of the poet Pierre de Ronsard. The area also boasts beautiful parks and gardens, vineyards and forests, lakes, plus festivals and amusement parks.

The Loir River, more discreet and intimate than its big sister the Loire, flows through a valley illuminated by the whiteness and clarity of freestone.

Cave dwellings and wine cellars are highly developed in this region, as is wine production, including top names Jasnières, Coteaux-du-Loir and
Coteaux-du-Vendômois AOCs. The Châteaux in the Loire Valley are real architectural masterpieces to explore. 

Vallée du Loir has 10 cellars open to the public, 17 accommodations choices, and a range of 13 restaurants serving traditional cuisine. Visitors are welcomed by the tourist offices of Pays de Vendôme, Montoire-sur-le-Loir and Loir et Bercé.

Visitors will be able to discover heritage sites such as Camuta, the Maison de l’Homme and its forest, or the Val-Saint-André mushroom cellar. Visitors can also enjoy a number of activities linked to wine, along with events that highlight the region and its savoir-faire. 

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Things to see

  • Rendez-vous at the Arc de Triomphe

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    A unique view of the Champs-Élysées, the world’s most beautiful avenue.
  • Rendez-vous in the Louis Vuitton Fondation


    The Louis Vuitton Fondation is a private cultural initiative dedicated to art and artists. Its cloud-shaped glass building emerges from the northern edge of the Bois de Boulogne in Paris.
  • The Eiffel Tower

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    A look into the story behind France’s and Paris’s most emblematic monument – a must-see attraction on a Paris trip 
  • The Quai Branly Museum

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    Innovative museum of non-western civilisations, the Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac Museum offers visitors a different perspective of Paris.
  • The Arc de Triomphe

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    Explore the Arc de Triomphe and its roof terrace for impressive views of Paris – commemorate those who have fallen in combat 
  • Grand Palais National Galleries

    © Atout France / Phovoir

    Explore the varied collections of the Grand Palais galleries; from fine art to contemporary works, via science 
  • Orsay Museum

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    Initially designed ans destined to be a central train station, Orsay has been converted into a a museum of art in the 80's.
  • The Louvre Museum

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    A must-see museum - majestic, magnificent, magical. The biggest museum in Europe, the Louvre has not always been a wonderful museum visited by nearly 9 million visitors each year.
  • Rendez-vous at Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral

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    Majestic bell towers, sky-scraping steeple and flying butresses, stained glass windows and great organ: Notre-Dame is one of the most fascinating buildings in Paris.
  • The Centre Pompidou

    © Gilles Targat / CRT PIdF

    Explore the world of contemporary and modern art at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, which also offers a green space in the city centre.
  • Rendez-vous at Paris Zoological Park (Zoo de Vincennes)

    © Manuel Cohen /MNHN

    Paris Zoological Park will take you on a journey around the world.
  • Rendez vous in St-Malo

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    Proud of its rich history, this renowned coastal resort is a resolutely modern town which is always looking towards the future…
  • Rendez-vous at Disneyland® Paris

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    Disneyland Paris is a theme park straight out of Walt Disney's imagination.

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