The Loire Valley is an outstanding cultural landscape
of great beauty, containing historic towns and villages,
great architectural monuments, and rolling green hills
dotted with more than a thousand châteaux, and fine
vineyards. It is the charm of its gentle pace of life that
has, for centuries, made it a sought-after location for
royalty, poets and writers. Regional highlights are all
within driving distance.
CHÂTEAUX OF THE LOIRE
Some of the highlights include Villandry, Chenonceau,
Azay le Rideau, Amboise, Montresor, Chambord, and
NATURE: Bird watching, Brenne National Park,
La Haute-Touche (the largest zoological park in
France), Les Grottes Petrifantes, The Aquarium de
Touraine, Doue Zoo, Beauval Zoo, and local caves.
SPORTS: Cycling, Walking, Swimming, Fishing,
Canoeing, Tennis, Golf
There are many excellent restaurants in the area, including a Michelin starred restaurant in Le Petit Pressigny. We will be pleased to recommend restaurants in all the local places such as Cussay, Descartes, Ligueil, Loches and Le Grand Pressigny as well as in Tours and other towns.
CITIES AND VILLAGES: Tours, Loches,
Descartes, Cussay, and Ligueil to name just a few.
Sunday - Descartes
Monday - Ligueil
Tuesday - La Roche Posay
Wednesday - Loches
Thursday - Chinon
Friday - St Maure
Saturday - Loches
OTHER SITES: Futuroscope
Chinon is renowned for its red wines.
Vouvray, close to Tours, and the area to the east of Tours produces excellent white and sparkling wines.
Saumur produces excellent white and red wine.
We are able to recommend visits and specific vineyards in all these areas.