Loire and its chateaus

Loire and its chateaus

Driving downstream along the Loire river, a delightful discoveryof outstanding landscapes, historic towns and magnificent chateaus. 8-day & 7-night self drive holidays.

Description of the tour :

Day 1: Loire upriver from Orleans – in this first day you will tour some chateaus and historic monuments , Gien dominated by its red-bricked castle, the medieval fortress of Sully sur Loire, Saint Benoit sur Loire basilica and Orleans, one of the oldest towns in France.

Day 2: Visit of Chambord and Cheverny castles, walking discovery tour of Blois and its chateau.

Day 3: Visit of Chaumont castle and its gardens. Tour of Amboise, visit of the royal, chateau, the Clos Lucé manor and Chanteloup pagoda at the edge of the forest.

Day 4: Visit of Chenonceau castle and walking discovery tour of the old city of Tours.

Day 5: To day you will visit – the Villandry castle and its famous Renaissance gardens – the medieval castle of Langeais – the elegant Azay le Rideau chateau buit on an island in the middle of the Indre river – the Ussé castle or Sleeping Beauty’s chateau since it is said to have inspired Charles Perrault.

Day 6: the day will start with the tour of the medieval city of Chinon dominated by a fortress. You will discover Candes St Martin, a quaint village along Loire river and Montsoreau castle before reaching and tour the Fontevraud abbey, which was one of the vasted monastical ensembles of the Christian world. You will tour the fortified city of Montreuil-Bellay.

Day 7: you will visit the Saumur castle which overlooks the Loire river. Then you will follow the Loire banks to discover the Romanesque church of Cunault and admire some great landscapes along the famous corniche angevine before visiting some beautiful chateaus as Serrant and Plessis Bourré.

Day 8: Tour of Angers, its fortified castle, the Saint Maurice cathedral and the famous medieval master piece the tapestry of Apocalypse

The cost of the rental car is not included in the price. This tour can be done with a chauffeur-driven car or can be tailor made to meet your specific needs. Thank you to contact us if you need more information.

What’s included?

  • Lodging on B&B basis in hotels handpicked by us among the best.
  • Parking fees if the hotel has one (only for Prestige and Luxe tours)
  • The detailed road book with information about villages, attractions and hotels. It also contains maps of cities you will explore
  • IGN maps of the area (scale 1 cm = 1 km)
  • Green Michelin guide (tour guide) of the region
  • Emergency phone number available 24/24 and 7/7








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Group rate (5 and more) and CE, contact us.

Comfort: 3/4 star hotel - gourmet dinner (according todescription)

Standard: 2-star hotel - regional dinner (according to description)




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