Loire is an enchanted land of fairytale castles and spellbinding scenery offering a gourmet feast of fine wines and foods. At the top of any A-list of château chic are Cheverny, Chambord and Chenonceau.

Stunning châteaux, elegant cities, and lush green landscapes make the Loire Valley in France a cultural and gastronomical delight for a family holiday. For many people, the Loire is the most romantic part of France, which is some accolade. We're sure Paris would have something to say about this.

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"When it's Hot it's Hot! Nice area of France." Michael from Norwich

Your Regional Specialist Lynn

“It’s easy to understand why Loire is a popular spot, with Loire Valley provided loads of amazing places to visit. From the vineyards to the amazing architecture and incredible food, it's a real treat for families. In the summer it's always sunny, too, so you'll have plenty to do as you soak up the sun."

Hidden Gem: River Doubs

Catch a boat from Villers to see the impressive waterfall on the River Doubs, near Villers le Lac. A fantastic trip with lovely scenery and a very naturalistic way to spend your holiday. 

Old Favourite: Le Mans

Most well-known for the 24 hour races held every year on Circuit de la Sarthe, races range from sports cars to trucks! Le Mans old town is also a beautiful town with a great selection of dining choices

Local Cuisine: Comte Cheese

Local to the Jura region, Comte cheese is made from unpasteurised cows milk and has the highest production of all French cheese, over 40,000 tonnes per year. It's also very tasty.

What to See & Do: Azay-le-Rideau

Don't miss the fairytale castle of Azay-le-Rideau, the Gothic Cathedral in Tours, the Renaissance splendour of Chenonceau and the flamboyant palace of Amboise for some incredible views.

Festivals & Events: Cadre Noire

The Cadre Noire is one of the world’s most famous cavalry display teams. Every year they put on a series of incredible shows from April to October, and a main Equestrian Festival held in July. Located in Saumur.

Beaches & Lakes: Les Alicourts

Les Alicourts Resort offers a fantastic lake with a sandy beach. Take to swimming or jump into one of the kayaks. You can even do a spot of fishing and Les Alicourts Lake even has a Cable Ski, which is great fun!