The Loire Valley Travel Guide

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Plan Your The Loire Valley Vacation

To the west of Tours, breathtaking châteaux dot the Indre Valley between the regional capital and the historic town of Chinon on the River Vienne. This is the most glamorous part of the Val de Loire, and the beauty pageant begins with the fabled gardens of the Château de Villandry. Your journey then continues on to the fairy-tale châteaux of Azay-le-Rideaux, Ussé, and Montreuil-Bellay. Farther on, no one will want to miss the towns of Chinon, Saumur, Fontevraud, and Langeais, which contain sights that remain the quintessence of romantic medievalism. Along the way, you can savor such storybook delights as Saché—perhaps the Loire's prettiest village—and the historic fortress of Angers.

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The Loire Valley Hotels

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Things To Do in The Loire Valley

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