France - The Loire Valley (PDF Chapter)

France - The Loire Valley (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Loire Valley chapter from Lonely Planet’s France guidebook.

If it’s French splendour, style and gastronomy you seek, the Loire Valley will exceed your ex-pectations. With crenellated towers, soaring cupolas and glittering banquet halls, the region’s châ-teaux, and surrounding villages and vineyards, attest to over a thousand years of rich architectural and artistic creativity.

  • climb the staircase to the turreted rooftop of the Château de Chambord, the Loire’s most ex-uberant château
  • maps
  • admire the Château de Chenonceau’s elegant arches and fabulous art
  • transport
  • enjoy fantastic food, great local wines and equestrian virtuosity in Saumur
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Orléanais, Orléans & Around, Sully-sur-Loire & Around, La Sologne, Blésois, Blois, Touraine, Tours, Chenonceaux, Amboise, Villandry, Langeais, Azay-le-Rideau, Loches, Chinon, Anjou, Saumur, Angers.

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