Châteaux of the Loire - Car or motorcycle tour
4 night half board touring break in France from £450 per personFontevraud Abbey
We've designed this tour to enable you to take in some of the Loire Valley's finest châteaux.
Leonardo da Vinci's home near Amboise, Chenonceau arching over the River Cher, Villandry with vast, terraced gardens laid-out with geometric formality, chocolate box Azay le Rideau and Chinon famed for its vineyards. Fontevraud l'Abbaye, rich in history, architecture and culture, is a must as is the town of Saumur, dominated by its château and home to the National Riding Centre.
On the way to Châteaubourg which is the perfect base for visiting Rennes, Brittany's capital, and Fougères which boasts the largest medieval castle in Europe, a detour via Angers is also recommended - its château is unmissable as is the 100 yards long and nearly 18ft tall, Apocalypse Tapestry portraying the eternal struggle between good and evil.Tour driving distance is approximately 185 miles.
Touring holiday itinerary
- 1 night in Bléré
- 1 night in Azay le Rideau
- 1 night in Fontevraud l'Abbaye
- 1 night in Châteaubourg
Tours can start on any day from any town on the itinerary but must follow the route in either direction. Approximate tour distances are calculated from the first to the last location. Should any location be unavailable, we'll advise alternatives.
Dates of stay
|1/1 - 30/4|
1/10 - 31/12
|1/5 - 30/6|
1/9 - 30/9
|1/7 - 31/8|
Prices above are per person in a party of 2 based on date of stay and include:
- Half board in a double or twin room for 4 nights
- Plus a return crossing to France for a standard car or motorcycle
Other pricing details
For information on supplements, onboard accommodation, to calculate other party sizes or to mix and match any of our holidays please contact us.
How to book this car & motorcycle tour
Call 0330 159 4500 quoting LOGCHA
You can combine any of these car and motorcycle tours, or you can even plan your very own itinerary from scratch using any of our hotels in France. Perhaps you just want to add a few nights to one of these tours? Anything is possible - just ask!
Hotel des Châteaux Ref: HF2499
Picture-postcard Azay le Rideau is the ideal start point for setting out on the châteaux trail. And those staying at this aptly named hotel are especially fortunate as one of the loveliest - the Renaissance-turreted Château... Read more
Hotel Ar Milin' Ref: HF1526
The Ar Milin' is an old stone watermill in attractive spacious grounds that are open to the public and include a tennis and volleyball court plus a lake complete with resident ducks and geese! It has both a gourmet restaurant... Read more
Hostellerie la Croix Blanche Ref: HF2901
At first appearance, Fontevraud appears to be nothing more than a modest village with a few signs pointing you to a door in a high wall. But through that door you find a vast ancient abbey rich in history that was founded... Read more
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