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Gardens

Walk along the garden path in the Loire Valley

For over 30 years, the International des Jardins de Chaumont-sur-Loire Festival (Gardens of…

Landmarks

Sleep in a Château: Top 5 Loire Valley…

Where better to declare your love than at a chateau in the Loire Valley? France.fr presents its…

Winter blanket

Let it snow on the Loire Valley castles!

They're commonly pictured (well, as common as Renaissance-era château can look!) in spring and…

Timber-framed houses in the town center of Orléans

Strolling through the streets of Orléans

Between the architectural heritage, contemporary art, lush vegetation and delicacies, the city of…

City breaks

48 hours in Angers, from chateaux to food

With its majestic chateau, medieval town centre and foodie festivities, Angers is a place to wander…

‘Petits chateaux’

5 Loire Valley chateaux off the beaten track

It’s not all about Chambord, Chaumont and Chenonceau in the Loire Valley… there’s also Talcy,…

The opinion of France's best sommelier

The wines of Loire are world class, according to…

Last November, Pascaline Lepeltier made history. At 37, she is the first woman to win the title of…

Sound and light

Royal summer nights in the castles of the Loire…

Musical candlelit strolls, epic and digital shows, and fantastic light projections—this summer, the…

Degas, Derain, Rodin.

Behind the scenes at the future modern art museum…

In spring of 2020, the Val de Loire's Royal Abbey of Fontevraud will welcome the private collection…

Follow the Route de la Rose

La vie en rose in the Loire Valley

With its infinitely-nuanced colouring and subtle, varied perfumes, the rose – muse of poets and…

Royal gardens

In the gardens of the Loire Valley chateaux

French or English, geometric or wild, always beautifully blooming, with vegetables or fragrant rose…

Fresh eyes

A birds’ eye view of the Loire Valley’s chateau,…

With just a few weeks to go before the official launch of the “500 Years of Renaissances” festival,…

At the royal table

“500 ans de RenaissanceS”: a feast fit for you…

The table is set and the beef roasted to perfection... the pie has just come out of the oven and…

Hewn from stone

The Chateau de Chambord and its genius…

It's been 500 years since the construction of this Renaissance jewel. Dreamed up by François I to…

Vive Leonardo, vive la Renaissance: celebrating 500 years of French culture

'500 years of RenaissanceS' : the events you…

In the Loire Valley, 2019 is all about the Renaissance. Exhibitions, shows, and tours... The…

Autumn splendour

An autumnal walk in the Loire Valley

To celebrate autumn for the last 10 years, the Chateau of Chaumont-sur-Loire has opened the doors…

Creative genius

The astounding inventions of Leonardo da Vinci at…

Tank, catapult, flying machine... The genius of Leonardo da Vinci comes to life at the Chateau du…

Castle life

In the footsteps of the French kings: 24 hours at…

Only 50 meters (150 feet) from the Chambord Castle in the Loire Valley, this old post house was…

Cycling

The Grand Depart of the Tour de France in Pays de…

With its 2,800km of cycle routes, few French regions are better suited to two-wheeled exploration…

Royal pied-à-terre

9 fascinating facts about the Chateau de Chambord

Commissioned by King Francis I and imagined by the great Leonardo da Vinci, the Chateau de Chambord…

Wine

One to watch: Jérôme Bretaudeau, organic…

In the Loire Valley, a complete generation of winegrowers has opted for uncompromising standards, a…

Seaside

NANTES - ST. NAZAIRE

3 terminals are available in our estuary to accommodate cruise liners: in Nantes city Centre (for…

Seaside

The Beach Lifestyle, a How-to-Guide

The beach life is undoubtedly a good one. Here is a roundup of places, activities, equipment, and…

Seaside

Visit Les Sables d'Olonne

Situated on the “Côte de Lumière” which covers 105 km² of the Atlantic coastline, the town of Les…

Culture

Visit Chartres

Follow in the footsteps of Charles Péguy and countless other pilgrims and come to Chartres, the…

Wine

La Table de la Bergerie

She's a wine grower and he's an experienced chef. Anne and David found the best compromise: opening…

Wine

Le P’tit Goûter

Bistro-style cuisine using high-quality produce. The menu features excellent delicatessen produce,…

Wine

Domaine du Clos Roussely

Le Domaine du Clos Roussely is at a stone’s throw from the Château de Chenonceau, in the…

Wine

4 Maisons des Vins de Loire

The Loire Valley Maisons des Vins (Houses of Wine) in Nantes, Saumur, Angers and Tours are open to…

Wine

Celebrate great wines and spirits

As with art, every French wine-making region has its masterpieces. Known the world over, the great…