PLACES TO SEE IN THE LOIRE VALLEY, FRANCE : our selection of best places to see in the Loire valley in France

What to see in the Loire valley, France travel guide : Loire valley trip, tourism and holidays

Loire valley is situated in the West of France, along the Loire river.

Loire valley is often called « the garden of France » because of its sweet climate and because it was in a way the garden of kings.

Loire valley is renowned for :

* its castles or « chateaux » (Azay-le-Rideau castle, Chenonceau castle, Chambord castle, Amboise castle, Chinon castle, Cheverny castle, Villandry castle..),
* the Loire valley towns (Blois, Tours, Saumur…)
* the typical food (Food and restaurant in Loire valley) and drink of the Loire valley (Loire valley wine)

We suggest in this site our selection of most beautiful and interesting castles of the Loire valley, displayed by proximity of cities. But you must know that Saumur (the western city) is only 60 kms far from Blois (the eastern), and that Tours is approximatively in the middle. So it is easy to lodge in one of theses towns and to drive to all the castles of our selection

The weather of the Loire valley is usually cold in winter and sweet to hot in summer

LOIRE VALLEY WINE, FRANCE : The Loire valley wines and vineyard in France

Discover the Loire valley wines

Loire valley is not only a jewel of french architecture and History, but also a big vineyard, offering great white and red wines :

The vineyards of Loire valley, displayed around the major cities of the Loire valley (giving usually their names to the vineyards), produce well known red and white wines such as Muscadet, Anjou, Touraine, Vouvray, Chinon, Bourgueil, Pouilly fumé, Sancerre…), and sweet white wines of the Loire valley

Some are less renowned but they are usually worth to taste : Gros plant du Pays Nantais, Menetou Salon, Chateaumeillant, Reuilly and Quincy …

PICTURES OF THE LOIRE VALLEY, FRANCE : photos of the Loire valley in France

images of the Loire valley, France travel guide : Loire valley trip, tourism and holidays

THE WEATHER OF LOIRE VALLEY FRANCE : weather forecast for Loire valley, France

Loire valley, France weather forecast for your vacation and holidays

Loire valley is situated in western-center France. The climate of western France is usually cold in winter and mild to hot in summer

CENTER OF FRANCE : travel information on Centre, France

Centre France travel guide : Center of France trip, tourism and holidays

Centre France is situated in the South of Paris, a few kilometers drive from the capital city of France. There are a lot of places to visit in the center of France : Chartres, Chambord castle, Cheverny castle, Blois, Azay-le-Rideau castle, Chenonceau castle, Amboise castle, Chinon castle, Villandry castle, Tours…

BRITTANY, FRANCE : pictures of Brittany in France

Brittany pictures, images, views and photography

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Tregastel, Britttany (france) – côte de granit rose

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BRITTANY, FRANCE : travel information on Bretagne in France

Brittany travel guide : Bretagne trip, tourism and holidays

Brittany is situated in the West of France. Brittany is a wild coast, between the South west of France and the Normandy, with windswept heaths, lighthouses, rocky coves and nice habors.