Top Experiences in Loire Valley

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Chenonceau castle and grounds
Loire Valley: Châteaus de Chambord & Chenonceau
Visit two of the Loire Valley's most popular chateaus, starting with Chambord, whose French-Renaissance construction dates back to the early 16th century. Thanks to its stately facade and sprawling grounds, this extravagant chateau is one of France's most famous and recognizable.  Take the grand...
Toast with chicken rillettes
Organic Wine & Lunch in the Loire Valley
A local wine specialist will pick you up at your hotel this morning for a day among the grapevines. Together, you'll drive to Bourgueil, a region renowned for its high-quality red wines. Here you'll learn about the region's appellation vineyards and organic horticultural techniques. Make the most...
Vouvray Vineyards
Loire Valley Wine Tour & Tasting in Vouvray
4 hours
Small group
Explore the Loire Valley wine route and its famed vineyards, full of tradition and passion! Visit two superb estates of the Vouvray Appellation, admire the wonderful vineyard landscapes, and learn how to taste these elegant wines produced from one of the most well-known soils of the Val de Loire...
Sunrise in the Loire Valley
Visit Azay le Rideau, Villandry, & Langeais
9 hours
Small group
Discover the scenic Loire Valley, stopping in a few of the area's most picturesque towns. Your first stop is Azay le Rideau, where you'll visit the town's iconic castle, built on an island on the Indre River. The patronage of King François I, who loved to spend time in the Loire Valley, built the...
Hot air balloons over Chenonceau
Cycle & Hot Air Balloon Ride at Château de Chenonceau
Spend the day gliding through the countryside, starting with a guided bike tour on the Loire à Velo paths in the beautiful country. You'll continue riding along the Loire River, then explore the area around Chenonceau Castle, built on a bridge over the Cher River.Also known as the "Ladies...
Stunning ornamental garden of Villandry castle
Villandry Châteaus, Garden Tour, & Lunch
4.5 hours
Enjoy exploring the chateaus of the Loire Valley with visits to the Villandry castle and gardens and a charming, family-owned palace for lunch. The excursion starts at Chateau de Villandry, a Renaissance jewel ranking high in French heritage. During a tour of the castle, you'll experience what...

Experiences in Loire Valley, France

Claude Monet's Gardens
Top Cultural Experiences in France

Many travelers choose France specifically for its unique and diverse culture. Explore Paris for its food, literature, and cabaret, visit Normandy for its art (including Claude Monet's gardens), and escape to the Loire Valley for chateaus, palaces, castles, and more. When ready, head to the south and peruse the unique cuisine and culture of the French Riviera and Provence, plus romantic hilltop villages and medieval riverside hamlets.

The beauty of the Loire Valley
Best Things to Do in the Loire Valley

Known for its wine and imposing chateaus, France's Loire Valley gives you those quintessential French vibes and experiences, with rolling hills dotted with fairytale-like castles and endless vineyards stretching across the region. Visit Leonardo da Vinci's mansion, sip on organic wine, cycle between chateaus, take a hot air balloon ride above the landscape, and discover humble villages, all within one compact area.

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