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Traveling solo in the Loire Valley / train or car? best base?

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I will be traveling by myself in the Loire Valley at the beginning of May for a week. Looking to visit Blois, Chenonceau, Chambord, Villandry, Chinon and Angers and maybe one other place if time allows. I was thinking of taking trains, buses and taxis rather than renting a car since I will be by myself and tend to tire fairly easily. I was planning on spending 2 nights in Blois, 4 in Tours and 2 in Saumur. I won't want to drive around at night, but daytime would be fine if that's really the best choice.

Questions for you experts:

1. Is it worth the hassle to rent a car if it's just me?

2. Recommended base?

3. Is it worth it to spend a couple of days in Saumur given that the chateau is under renovation, or should I skip it and do Angers and Chinon as day trips from Tours?

4. Has anyone stayed at the Hotel Mirabeau in Tours? It's near the station. FYI, the Hotel du Manoir is full up.

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!

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