France's Best Trips - Loire Valley & Central France Trips (PDF Chapter)

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World-renowned châteaux and fine wines may be the most obvious reasons to visit central France but this region was also once the site of Europe’s grandest volcanoes,its largest concentration of cave dwellings and some of its finest medieval architecture.

  • tour France’s greatest châteaux, from austere medieval towers to exuberant royal palaces
  • pick the right route with inspirational images and key trip highlights
  • discover the Loire’s subterranean world: wine cellars, cave dwellings and mushroom farms
  • get around easily with colour maps and route directions in easy stages
  • search for medieval treasures in Burgundy’s churches, monasteries and fortified villages
  • discover even more with walking tours, detours, and ways to link your trips

Coverage includes: Chinon, Langeais, Villandry, Azya-le-Rideau, Chenonceaux, Amboise, Blois, Cheverny, Chambord, Saumur, Turquant, Montsoreau, Candes-St-Martin, Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud, Musée Rabelais, Château de Brézé, Doué-la-Fontaine, Rochemenier, Château de Brissac, St-Hilaire-St-Florent, Angers, Vulcania, Puy de Dôme, Orcival, Col de Guéry, Le Mont-Dore, St-Nectaire, Besse-et-Ste-Anataise, Puy Mary, Salers, Cluny, Tournus, Dijon, Beaune, Autun, Semur-en-Auxois, Abbaye de Fontenay, Noyers-sur-Serein, Vézelay, Gevrey-Chambertin, Château du Clos de Vougeot, Nuits-St-Georges, Aloxe-Corton, Château de Pommard, Château de Meursault, St-Romain, Château de La Rochepot, Puligny-Montrachet and Dijon Walking Tour.

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