Loire Valley France is famous for the hundreds of breathtaking castles and the outstanding wine produced there. It is also the biggest area in France to be included in UNESCO’s world heritage list. This is the perfect place to visit for those who want to see medieval fortresses, immaculate castles, and harmonious landscapes. Our travel guide will show you where to stay in Loire Valley and the best Loire Valley Castles. This beautiful area in France is best explored by car and so we’ve also written up guides for traveling in Loire Valley. To book a Fairytale Loire Castles tour from Paris including wine tasting and lunch, click here!
Where to stay in Loire Valley France
There are a number of beautiful cities, towns, and villages in Loire Valley. Going to stay in any one of them is like a journey back in time as they retain much of the charm, character, and authenticity which were what attracted royals in the past. Have a look at each of our city guides before you decide on where to stay!
Loire Valley France Castles
The castles or chateaux of Loire Valley illustrate the Renaissance ideals of design in France. However, it is important to bear in mind that every castle is as different as they are numerous. In fact, you can find over 300 castles in the valley. Today, the castles and their surrounding gardens are cultural monuments that attract thousands of visitors each year.
Traveling in Loire Valley
Loire Valley is vast and we definitely believe that going by car is the best way to make the most of your time there. Some travellers take trains from Paris and start their road trip once they get to Loire Valley. However, if you want to see some cities such as Chartes along the way or have a better rate on car rental, it should be more ideal to hire a car from Paris. Have a look at our driving itineraries to help you plan your journey!
Loire Valley France travel links and resources
Loire Valley France Tourism official website
Blois Tourism official website
Cheverny Domain practical information page
Tours Tourism official website
Amboise Tourism official website