The cities, towns and villages of the Loire Valley retain much of the charm, character and authenticity that has attracted royal patronage since the 10th century.
Although probably best known for the architectural heritage of its famous chateaux such as Chenonceau and Chambord, it is also blessed with other fine examples
in its historic towns such as Tours, Blois, Amboise, Chinon, Loches and Saumur.
In Orleans, Bourges and Chartres it has some of France's best cathedrals.
The villages of the Loire Valley include 8 of the 'Les-plus-beaux-villages-de-france'. (9 if you include the beautiful village of Angle-sur-l'Anglin which has been 'adopted' by the local tourist board due to its location on the border of Southern Touraine).
Whether you choose to stay in one of the Val de Loire's major cities, medieval towns or charming villages you will find something to delight you.
Find the stress free holiday France has to offer here in the Loire Valley.
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