The Loire Valley Travel Guide


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Plan Your The Loire Valley Vacation

A fairy-tale realm par excellence, the Loire Valley is studded with storybook villages, time-burnished towns, and—bien sûr—the famous châteaux de la Loire. These postcard staples, like Chenonceau and Chambord, seem to be strung like a strand of pearls across a countryside so serene it could win the Nobel peace prize. With magic at every curve in the road, Cinderella's glass coach might be the optimal way to get around. If that is not available, buses and trains can carry you to the main towns of the three Loire provinces—Anjou (to the west), Orléans (to the east), and the center ring of the show, Touraine.


The Loire Valley Hotels

Even before the age of the railway, the Loire Valley drew vacationers from far afield, so there are hundreds of hotels of... read more


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