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Loire valley castles – Briare to Orleans

Loire valley castles – Briare to Orleans

The Loire Valley has seen many of France’s kings pass through its territories. Listed with UNESCO as a World Heritage site, it is one of the rare places in the world where one finds magnificent chateaux, mansions, churches and abbeys in such quantity, giving testimony to an intense and rich spiritual and cultural life, as well as an art de vivre that has continued throughout the centuries. Just before Briare, the Loire stretches itself away from the last foothills of the Massif Central. The valley expands and the hills flatten. You have found yourself in the Loire Valley. The first royal residences rise before you: the Chateau de la Bussiere, with its magnificent garden; Gien and its chateau, now transformed into a hunting museum and famous for its earthenware ; the medieval fortress of Sully; Saint Benoît Abbey and Germigny-des-Pres church, one of the oldest churches in France. Here also lies Orleans, the city chosen by the Capetiens, the first kings of France, as the capitol of their kingdom.

STANDARD : accommodation in 2 star hotels with terroir dinners

COMFORT : accommodation in 3 or 4 star hotels with gourmet dinners

Standard tour description

Day 1: Arrival at Briare
Day 2: Chateau de Bussière – Briare (15 km)
                transfer by taxi from Briare to La Bussière
Day 3: Briare – Gien (15 km)
Day 4: Ouzouer Sur Loire – Sully Sur Loire (11 km)
                transfer by taxi from Gien to Ouzouer sur Loire
Day 5: Sully Sur Loire – Châteauneuf sur Loire (21 km)
                transfer by taxi from Châteauneuf sur Loire to Orléans
Day 6: Orléans – tour of the town
Day 7: Orléans – End of the tour after breakfast.

Comfort tour description

Day 1: Arrival at Briare
Day 2: Chateau de Bussière – Briare (15 km)
Day 3: Briare – Gien (11 km)
               transfer by taxi from Briare to St Brisson in the morning
Day 4: Ouzouer sur Loire – Sully sur Loire (11 km)
                transfer by taxi from Gien to Ouzouer sur Loire
Day 5: St Benoît sur Loire – Châteauneuf sur Loire (14 km)
               transfer by taxi from Sully to St Benoit sur Loire in the morning
               transfer by taxi from Chateauneuf sur Loire to Orléans in late afternoon
Day 6: Orléans – tour of the town
Day 7: Orléans – End of the tour after breakfast.

What’s included?

  • Accomodation and breakfast
  • Dinners according to description and selected range of services
  • Hotel to hotel luggage transfer along the trail.
  • A set of maps (1/25 000 scale) with the route marked on and detailed route notes describing the trail.
  • A daily itinerary together with information about facilities and places of interest along the trail.
  • Emergency assistance in English

 

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

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

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