A key place of the Middle Ages, cradle of the Renaissance, the Loire Valley has successfully preserved the breathtaking works created at this cultural crossroads. A visit to the Loire Valley is like taking a trip back to a time when royalty ruled, as you'll find some of the most majestic châteaux, Renaissance houses and medieval fortresses in this area. The elaborate décor - ancient furniture, opulent tapestries, crafted staircases, period fireplaces, royal chambers with canopy beds-make each a masterpiece.

A visit to the Loire Valley is like taking a trip back to a time when royalty ruled, as you'll find some of the most majestic châteaux : Cheverny, Chenonceaux, Langeais, Azay-le-Rideau, Chambord, Amboise, Blois, Villandry...

The gardens are as enchanting as the châteaux. In May, the gardens are bursting with flowers, making it the perfect time to pack a picnic lunch and wander through these castles. The Loire Valley also delights in the art of living. You can taste local winesand enjoy the local gastronomy. It is for good reason that the Loire Valley is known as the Garden of France. A garden both secret and wild, irrigated by meandering waterways, in which all your senses will delight.

Thousands of lakes, wild rapids and rivers that flow lazily by, wooded slopes and endless expanses of forest: our natural heritage is one of the richest and most varied in France.

Today, with the convenience of the TGV, a trip to Tours in the Loire Valley takes only about an hour from Paris, ideal for a day trip.   

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