The Loire Valley

The Loire Valley

The Loire Valley, accessible to all, is a French natural region with the Loire, which gathers men near its banks, which gradually settle down, to be structured around cities, Tours, Angers, Orléans. It is a region full of stories that follow each other, during the Roman period, at the beginning of Christianity, during the barbaric invasions, with the monasteries that create a cultural richness, the struggles for the kingdom of France with the Hundred Years War, Joan of ARC who delivers Orleans. The Renaissance that sees the apogee of the Kingdom of France with its capital Tours and Italian artists are invited to come to renovate the royal castles of Blois, Amboise, Leonardo da Vinci settles in Amboise at Clos Lucé. The construction of great castles like Chambord. The Loire Valley is a long history between the men and the River "the Loire" 

Day 1: Departure from your region for the Val de Loire. Installation at your hotel. Dinner/lodging. Dinner and accomodation.

Day 2: Excursion of the day in Blois, the old Town, lunch, visit of the castle the House of Magic or you will plunge into a fantastic universe... Your hotel. Dinner/lodging. Dinner and accomodation.

Day 3: Excursion of the day on the Val de Loire, Beaugency, Meung sur Loire, lunch, Olivet circuit des Moulins, return to your hotel. Dinner and accomodation.

Day 4: Excursion to Amboise, visit of the park of the mini châteaux of the Loire on the scale 1/25 with Chambord, Chenonceau, Villandry but also castles too often forgotten such as the Bussière, Montpoupon, Brissac... Lunch and then visit the ground floor of Clos Lucé, the manor of Leonardo da Vinci, painter, sculptor, his models... Your hotel. Dinner and accomodation.

Day 5: Excursion of the day to the park of Beauval, through its tropical greenhouses, its shows of raptor in free flight, its African savannah where evolve in freedom more than 70 animals, koalas, tigers, manatees and beautiful pandas, lunch, your Hotel. Dinner and accomodation.

Day 6: Excursion of the day to Chaumont sur Loire, its castle fortress to the famous drawbridge, its stables and its park, lunch during the visit. Your Hotel Dinner and accomodation.   

Day 7: Excursion of the day on Orléans, the city of Joan of Arc, the old town, its cathedral, visit of the hotel Groslot, lunch. After noon the Floral Park and its butterfly greenhouse. Your hotel. Dinner and accomodation.

Day 8: Breakfast and transfer to your area.