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Places to visit in Loire Valley

About Loire Valley

An historic area, the Loire Valley has seen some of France's most important events including the Battle of Orleans where Joan of Arc led the French into battle, and is filled with beautiful cathedrals and chateaux, winding rivers perfect for water sports and some excellent wine regions.

Looking for places to visit in Loire Valley? Read our town and city guides to find out more about where to go and what to do in this great region.

Cities in Loire Valley

  • Blois
    8 out of 10, based on 38 ratings

    Blois in the Loire Valley is a charming royal city with an historic château that has been home to 7 French kings and 10 French queens.

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  • Bourges
    5 out of 10, based on 188 ratings

    Bourges in the Loire Valley is an enchanting city full of history and beautiful architecture, especially the gothic masterpiece of the…

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  • Chartres
    6 out of 10, based on 169 ratings

    Chartres in the Loire Valley is an historic city on the River Eure, famous for its ornate cathedral and its reputation for producing fine…

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  • Orléans
    8 out of 10, based on 223 ratings

    Orléans in the Loire Valley is a city rich with history and famous for its links to Joan of Arc, the Maid of Orléans.

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  • Tours
    8 out of 10, based on 30 ratings

    Tours in the Loire Valley is a modern city with a history dating back to the Romans that is famous for its architecture, wines and markets…

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