The Loire Valley

  • 216 Pages
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  • English
Passport Books , Lincolnwood, Ill
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Loire River Valley (Fr

StatementArthur & Barbara Eperon ; photographs by Joe Cornish.
SeriesPassport"s regional guides of France
ContributionsEperon, Barbara., Cornish, Joe.
LC ClassificationsDC611.L81 E69 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination216 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1447629M
ISBN 100844290882
LC Control Number93087394

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Ideas for holidays and weekend breaks. Plan your stay in the Loire Valley with Loire Châteaux, vineyards and cycle trails discover a region listed as UNESCO world heritage. Must-Read Books about Loire Valley. The Road from the Past, Traveling through History in France. By Ina Caro. Time travel through France by way of its finest chateaux, cathedrals and monasteries.

Apr 03,  · "Chateaux of the Loire Valley" is quite interesting and has some nice photos. It gives a lot of information on the most prominent chateaux of the region and their description along with the interesting bits of history.

The book also contains the map, chronology of the most important facts of French history and the genealogy of the French kings/5(27). The Loire Valley is also known for its outstanding wines (red, white, rosé and sparkling) and lively, sophisticated cities, including Orléans, Blois, Tours and Angers – yet more reasons why the entire area is an enormous Unesco World Heritage Site.

The Loire Valley (French: Vallée de la Loire, pronounced [vale də la lwaʁ]), spanning kilometres ( mi), is located in the middle stretch of the Loire River in central France, in both the administrative regions Pays de la Loire and Centre-Val de Loire. The area of the Loire Valley comprises about square kilometres ( sq mi).Inscription: (24th Session).

Explore Loire Chateau Chanonceau, Chambord, Chaumont, Blois and 70 other stunning Loire Valley Chateaux through interactive lists and maps in our travel and destination Guide on where of visit, stay and eat in the region. Plan your trip using our custom Google mymaps of the Loire Valley Chateau.

Details on 24 luxury chateau hotels and B&B accomidation. Enjoy a real unforgettable day in the Loire Valley with an accompanist to go on a tour in total peace. You will immerse yourself into an enchanting universe that offers the majestic Loire Valley Castles.

Enjoy a nice audio guided tour of the Chateau de Chambord, the Chateau de Chenonceau and a nice tasting of the famous wines of the Loire valley.

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Nov 22,  · After visiting these amazing places, the Loire Valley is the next place you should go. The castles of the Loire Valley were the favorite retreats for many French Kings. During your trip to the Loire Valley, you will quickly understand the reason why.

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The Loire Valley is relaxing, quiet and peaceful. The Châteaux of the Loire Valley (French: Châteaux de la Loire) are part of the architectural heritage of the historic towns of Amboise, Angers, Blois, Chinon, Montsoreau, Nantes, Orléans, Saumur, and Tours along the Loire River in France.

They illustrate Renaissance ideals of design in dam-projects.comectural style(s): French Renaissance architecture. Jul 30,  · No Loire Valley cruise or visit to the Loire region would be complete without seeing at least one chateau.

We were indeed spoilt, with visits to three chateaux.

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Without a doubt, the fanciest was Château de Fontainebleau, but of equal value were the privately owned Château de la Bussière and Château de Ratilly. Want to book a vacation to Loire Valley.

Whether you're off for a romantic vacation, family trip, or an all-inclusive holiday, Loire Valley vacation packages on Tripadvisor make planning your trip simple and affordable. Find the perfect vacation package for Loire Valley on Tripadvisor by comparing Loire Valley hotel and flight prices.

Sep 26,  · The architectural heritage of the French kings is nowhere as present as in the Loire Valley. Magnificent castles, sophisticated gardens and sweeping parks demonstrate both the monarchs' power and appreciation of art, attracting and fascinating uncounted visitors to this day/5.

Tours is the main town of the Loire Valley. The lively cathedral city stands between the Loire and Cher rivers.

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There's an old quarter, plus good museums and restaurants. It also makes a great center if you're visiting the châteaux of Langeais, Villandry (which has a spectacular garden), and Azay-le-Rideau.

Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. Lonely Planet Chateaux of the Loire Valley Road Trips (Travel Guide). Book at Castles of the Loire Full Day. From €/ per person. One of the most notable aspects of the Loire Valley’s most beautiful châteaux, such as Chambord, is the Renaissance style architecture, which gave preference to form and style over defensive function.

In many ways they were elaborate stately homes and in the case of. Loire Valley Wine Guide. In this advanced guide we’ll explore the wines of the Loire Valley of France–from Muscadet to Sancerre. Figure out where to look to your next bottle of Loire. The Loire Valley Wine Guide.

The Loire Valley is home to over 4, wineries that produce a dizzying array of elegant, high quality wines. Loire Valley guide showing the many things to do and see in this beautiful part of France,from people who live here tn the Loire Valley, more than just the Loire river and its the rich landscape offers great rivers, vibrant cities like Orleans and Tours, historical medieval towns such as Chinon and Loches, beautiful villages like Montresor, natural parks in La Brenne and Anjou.

The best places to stay in the Loire Valley Tours. Tours is the perfect base for anyone interested in the region's history.

Its central location means that all the Loire Valley's highlights are easily accessible. Hotel L'Adresse is an attractive B&B with simple but stylish accommodation that represents excellent value for.

Here's a non-driving possibility for you, from either Paris or Tours: Loire Valley Time Travel. That would be a great way to visit some of the chateaux in style - in a vintage Citroen. Could include wine tasting, if you wished. If that still left you with a day spare, I'm sure.

The Loire Valley is France's most diverse wine region, producing exemplary wines in every style. Popularity of Loire Valley wines with sommeliers and wine writers has been growing steadily for the last ten years because for all their variety, Loire Valley wines share important characteristics that make them perfect for contemporary taste.

Together, we will explore the Loire Valley through the eyes of the nobles who made the region their home. Over the course of our day trip from Paris to the beautiful Loire Valley, we will explore the elegant châteaux of the French aristocracy and discover the French Renaissance with an art dam-projects.coms: 7.

Join a Loire Valley Castles Tour with Blue Fox Travel, highly rated Paris Tours on TripAdvisor since. + Reviews Small Groups Book now!/5(88). The Loire Valley of France, found between the towns of Tours and Blois, offers a fascinating landscape of vineyards, forests, gardens, and stately châteaux (singular château).Château is a general term used for any manor house but, historically, chateaux were used as anything from hunting lodges to residences for important people.

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OTBP Guides are UNESCO award winners, contributors to Loire Valley Travel Guidebooks, and are accomplished Sunni Chapman. Top Castles in the Loire Valley. 1, Reviews Discover one of the hidden gems of the Loire Valley when you book tickets to the Royal Domain of Château Gaillard.

Commissioned by King Charles VIII in the 15th century, this chateau is known for its Italianate inspiration, and for its sprawling gardens, which were planted with the first.

Find the top-rated and best-reviewed tours and activities in Loire Valley Châteaux for From prices and availability to skip-the-line options and mobile tickets, get all the information you need to make the most of your trip to France/5().

Discover the magnificent Loire Valley on foot and visit the historic and opulent Châteaux de la Loire. Once the favourite hunting ground of France’s nobility, aristocrats and royalty, the Loire is brimming with these fascinating relics of a bygone time.

I agree with toured the Loire Valley to see the chateaus and based in Amboise and stayed at Manior les was delightful.

We were there in May and the crowds were not bad at all. We had a car and drove out of Amboise each day to the different chateaus and coming back home to Amboise each night was a treat.

Sep 09,  · The Perfect Loire Valley Itinerary: Getting from Paris to the Loire Valley. There are a few ways to travel from Paris to the Loire Valley, including renting a car and driving yourself or taking the train (and then having to find a way to the castles). However, as we said above, we loved the tour we took instead of driving!Welcome to the Loire Valley!

We meet at pm at the Blois train station for a 20 minute transfer to our first hotel. You’ll meet the guides and fellow travelers at 1 pm for a light lunch and bike fitting before our first ride. We’ll stop at the Chateau de Cheverny for the first introduction to .Loire Valley map, Centre-Val de Loire showing the principle towns and cities plus the villages with a point of interest.