The Loire Valley offers a wonderful range of attractions, from vibrant cities to stunning natural parks.
The beautiful historical cities of Orleans and Tours are a must visit, as are medieval Chinon and Loches, along with the eight villages famed to be the most beautiful in all of France. Not only that but the Loire Valley produces some of the best wines in France, so a vineyard tour is a must while you're here.
If you want to get away from it all, you'll enjoy a stroll through the rural villages or the natural parks in La Brenne and Anjou. This beautiful area has inspired poets, writers and artists for centuries, and former residents include Rabelais and Balzac. Needless to say you don't have to look far for a little artistic inspiration should you be so inclined.
The Loire is the longest river in France, and is surrounded by lush green valleys and stunning landscapes of dense woodland and sunflower fields, making it perfect for those who enjoy more energetic pursuits, such as cycling, canoeing and hiking.
Whether you're looking for an active break or something a little more sedate, the Loire Valley has something to offer everyone.