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Tourism and activities

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Tourisme en Val de Loire

Our location is perfect for visiting all that the region has to offer.

The Loire Valley, a UNESCO world heritage site since 2000, invites you to discover its rich history through historic monuments and gorgeous scenery.

Most of the Loire Castles were built or underwent major renovations during the French Renaissance. Many of the castles have medieval origins which are still visible today. The Loire Valley was classified as a UNESCO world heritage site in 2000.

Food and wine are part of this region and offer much to be discovered. The region also has many recreational activities with the Futuroscope Park in Poitiers and the zooparc de Beauval.

More information on tourism in the Loire Valley

The Loire Castles

The fight for domination of Touraine between the House of Blois and the House of Anjou led to the construction of fortresses and castles by many kings and lords. Most of these gorgeous buildings were remodeled during the French Renaissance, making them famous.

Today, there are nearly 3,000 Loire Castles. These architectural gems, whose stones carry major episodes in the history of France, are mostly concentrated in the Loire Valley, in the towns of Azay-le-Rideau, Ussé, Langeais, Loches, Chinon, Villandry, Saumur.


The Loire Valley is an immense playground that you can explore during your holiday.
A variety of walking and cycling trails are available. The Loire à vélo, Indre à vélo, Saint-Jacques à vélo and Touraine loops include many marked and secure trails.
Canoeing is also a great way to explore Touraine, paddling down the Loire, Vienne or Indre.

canoé kayak sur la vienne
Local products

The Loire Valley has a variety of quality products labeled Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) like goat cheese from Sainte Maure and the many wine appellations like Touraine Azay le Rideau, Bourgueil, Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil, Chinon.
Mais la découverte de ce pays passe également par la rencontre avec les producteurs sur les marchés locaux.

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