The Loire Valley

The Loire Valley in its simplicity and calm derives its seduction from the subtle ambient light: vast stretches of light blue sky, long perspectives of an oft nonchalant river, the tender reflections of still waterways, sunny hillsides of promising vineyards, cool valleys, pleasant flowery villages, peaceful vistas.

Throughout the year, the Loire valley lays out its magnificent finery of castles. In May and June, the green shades of the vegetation, the stillness of the air, the delicate finery of the flowers of the meadows and the trees endow the Valley with a special brilliance. The river is then of incomparable majesty. In July it is reduced to shallow meanders of water flowing between vast banks of golden sand.

In September, the mildness of the climate and the calm of the atmosphere which remains astonishingly transparent, bathes the region in a romantic charm during the grape harvest.

To organize your stay, you will find help available on site as well various documentation. You can consult the websites:

Of the town : 


Of the Local Tourist Office :

Officde tourisme tours

Du Val de Loire, patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO :

Val de loire unesco

Ville deTours (9km)

La visite à pied ou en petit train fait découvrir la Cathédrale, la Basilique St Martin et traverse les vieux quartiers autour des restaurants de la Place Plumereau, sans oublier l’original Musée du Compagnonnage.

→ Town Of Tours

→ Of the Tourist Office of Tours 


Region langeais Château and parc of Langeais

Refined residence hidden in a richly furnished castle which witnessed the marriage of Charles VIII and Anne de Bretagne in 1491

→ Château and Park of Langeais 

Region usse Ussé

Bordered by the Chinon forest and the Indre valley, the chateau of Sleeping Beauty retains all the authentic charm of a private residence.

→ Château of Ussé 

Region chenonceau Chenonceau

Superb gardens, rich collections and masterpiece paintings are as famous as its unusual architecture reflected in the waters of the Cher river.

→ Château of Chenonceau 

Region azay Azay-le-Rideau

In the centre of a romantic park, this architectural masterpiece of the XVIth century retains all the elegance inspired by the Court of François 1st.

→ Château of Azay-le-Rideau 

Region amboise Amboise and Clos Lucé

Dominating majestically the banks of the Loire, the royal chateau guards the memories of many heartbeats of the history of France.

The inventions of Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci, are presented during the visit of the Clos Lucé where he lived until his death in 1519.

→ Château of Amboise 

→ The Clos Lucé


 Region route des vins Wine Trail

→Wines of Loire 


« Rillons », « rillettes », « nougat » from Tours, « poires tapées » from Rivarennes, macaroons from Cormery, goat cheese from Sainte-Maure, wickerwork from Villaines-les-Rochers.

→ Rivarennes 

→ Villaines-Les-Rochers


Region villandry Villandry

Remarkable for the harmony of its architecture and gardens, Villandry is the last of the great Renaissance castles built on the banks of the Loire.

→ Villandry

Region chaumont Chaumont

More than 10 years of studies went into the creation of the great park, the misty valley, the Festival park and the experimental garden.

→ Chaumont

Region chatonniere the Chatonnière

A flower garden where freedom and fantasy mix with elaborate thinking, you will be seduced by a perfumed and poetical charm.

→ The Chatonnière

Region rabelais François Rabelais

The father of Gargantua was born at the Devinière near Chinon

→ Rabelais Museum

Region ronsard Pierre de Ronsard

The Fishery and Priory at Saint-Cosme witness to the poetic creation and simple pleasures of the one who personifies the passion of a rose.

→ The Ronsard's Region 

→ The Priory of Saint-Cosme 

Region descartes René Descartes

The town of Descartes preserves the birthplace of the Philosopher.

→ Descartes 

Region balzac Honoré de Balzac

The author of the Comédie humaine found his inspiration at the chateau of Saché.

 → Balzac Museum 


Region baignade Swimming

  • Lac de Chemillé-sur-Indrois 37430
  • Lac de Rillé 37340

Region canoeCanoeing

→ Loire Vélo Nature 

Region bateau Boating

→ Millière Raboton

→ Château Crusing 

Region velo Cycling

→ Loire Bike Nature

→ La Loire by bike 

Region montgolfiere Hot-air Ballooning 

→ Loire and balloon 

→ Touraine ballon  

Region golf Golf

→ Golf of the Cisse

→ Golf of the "Sept Tours" 

Region karting Karting

→ Biky Concept

→ Pole Karting Service


Region lulu parc Lulu Parc

Water games, inflatable games, mini-golf, open-air café, at 5 minutes from Tours.

→ Lulu Parc 

Region safari trainSafari Train

Trip on motor-train to discover big game animal breeding


→ Safari Train


Region blois Blois

The residence of 7 kings and 10 queens recalls the life at Court during the Renaissance.

→ Château of Blois 

Region chambord Chambord

The biggest of all the Loire Chateaux and its remarkable staircaise.

→ Château of Chambord 

Region cheverny Cheverny

Jewel of the XVIIth century which inspired Hergé and presents an exhibition on Tintin.

→ Château of Cheverny 

Region zoo Zoo de Beauval

The biggest zoo in France.

→ Zoo de Beauval 

Region futuroscope Futuroscope

Theme park on image sciences

→ Futuroscope