The Château de Chenonceau, Loire Valley, France

HIGHLIGHTS

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

Loire Valley

It comes as no surprise that this region is often referred to as the Garden of France as it is an enchanted land of vineyards, flowers and rolling green hills dotted with picturesque villages.

With the added charm of its gentle pace of life it has for centuries been a sought after location as inspiration for many artists, poets and writers.

There is a wealth of sightseeing opportunities here including historic cities such as Tours and Orléans and many magnificent châteaux; glorious Chambord, Chaumont sur Loire with its stunning gardens and the picture perfect Azay le Rideau to name but a few. It's also an ideal place to relax and unwind - the climate is soft and mild and the countryside ideal for leisurely walks or gentle cycling whilst taking in the wonderful views.

The mighty Loire river (the longest in France) provides boat trips and watersports, bathing areas and little man-made sandy beaches for soaking up the sun.

Our top places to visit

Loire river at Blois at dusk

EXPERIENCE

BLOIS

A view of St Gatien cathedral in Tours

EXPERIENCE

TOURS

A view of the Maid of Orléans Joan of Arc

EXPERIENCE

ORLEANS

A view of the cathedral in Chartres

EXPERIENCE

CHARTRES

Holidays in France

Sail & stay with us to save time and money! Pack your car with everything you need - even the family pet, and enjoy the fun of travelling on board.

Gite in Atlantic Loire Valley

GITES AND COTTAGES IN FRANCE

View of the Hotel Aigue Marine, Tréguier

HOTEL HOLIDAYS & BREAKS IN FRANCE

Family walking on the beach

FAMILY HOLIDAYS IN FRANCE AND SPAIN

A man and a woman reading by their car

CAR & MOTORCYCLE TOURS IN FRANCE

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