the soil molded by time along France’s largest river, share the
winemakers’ passion and taste Bacchus’ hidden treasures. Meet the
passionate craftsmen and artists who design the Loire’s traditional
boats, musical instruments and stained glass. From a simple tour to a
workshop with tools in hand, there are activities for every mood.
down your arms and relish French art de vivre in the gardens of the
Kings of France. We’ll open the doors to the realms of the great
liqueurs, fine cuisine and great wines. Go on a tranquil adventure at a
winemaking estate, VIP location, or an exceptional castle to savor a
unique moment. ??
A blazing sunrise over a
pink backdrop, overlooking the Loire still asleep in its hazy coat; the
awakening of this still preserved and untamed wildlife piques your
curiosity. Enjoy a spa treatment in a freestone backdrop. Let the
current of the Loire carry you downriver, time has stopped, welcome to
troglodyte homes, guest houses on cliffs that face the Loire, crooked
bell towers, floating metal elephants… whether it’s a child’s dream or
an adult’s one, we can make it all come true!
Wine Tours Loire Valley
Val de Loire is France’s 3rd winemaking region. Come tickle your taste buds at a wine tasting in our winemakers’ best crus cellars then take the longest wine route in France almost 500 miles long. From a farmers’ market to the secrets of a Michelin starred chef, sit down and enjoy the best local dishes.
|Experience the Loire, in a UNESCO world heritage landscape.
The Loire, a wild river, the realm of Mother Nature not to be missed – by bike, aboard a traditional boat cruise with Loire navy skipper, horseback, or in an antique car, come discover the greatness and the curiosities of the Loire and its fauna. Your Live the adventure of Robinson Crusoe in the riverbed of the Loire.
|Those with a gypsy spirit, take a flight over the Loire
As free as a bird, play with the Loire sandbars and fish.
Take off in a hot-air balloon, microlight aircraft or helicopter to embrace sky and earth at dawn. An ornithologist will "mediate” between you and egrets, wild geese, and black-headed gulls…
Bordered by the forest, castles of the Kings of France were built on the banks of the Loire! A back-to-nature weekend for a complete change of scenery, a breath of fresh air and hunting grounds. A chateau weekend far away from city stress!
Enjoy a day of hunting at a renowned estate, dine at the castle with the Marquis of Brissac and sleep in the fortress for total immersion and a guaranteed change of scenery.
|A novel underground adventure
See what life underground is like – silent and mysterious facing the Loire.
By candlelight, a meal of local dishes cooked over a wood fire and a dip in an underground pool! Definitely a change of scenery!
|Design, haute couture, personal shopper, perfume factory,
A dynamic area teeming with textile, artistic and industrial creations; come to the crossroads of Jules Verne’s worlds, the mechanical realm of Leonardo da Vinci at Clos Lucé and industrial history in Nantes. A novel trip to see converted industrial sites such as the famous Lu butter cookie tower.
Invitation to a famous equestrian school which is home to the famous Cadre Noir riders. Share your equestrian passion with a pro. Travel back in time and discover the religious and historical buildings, built into the cliff or overlooking the Loire. Enjoy a famous theater festival which opens its doors leading to majestic places and invites you to share a privileged moment dining with major French actors.
|French gardens – the cradle of Val de Loire
Enjoy a visit of the gardens of the Kings of France. Give in to your curiosity and ask the enthusiastic gardeners questions during a remarkable visit of one of the most beautiful French gardens. Try something new during a culinary workshop with produce from the kitchen garden and eat in unusual places.
|Savoir-faire in Val de Loire
Val de Loire’s liqueur makers, basket makers, famous designers (Vuitton), tapestry makers and masterpieces shouldn’t be missed during your stay. A visit and lecture on the Apocalypse Tapestry at the Angers Castle, listen to the story about liqueur artisans, pioneers in their field, who became multinationals.