11 days in Loire Valley & Perpignan Itinerary

11 days in Loire Valley & Perpignan Itinerary

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1
Orleans
— 2 nights
2
Perpignan
— 4 nights
3
Angers
— 1 night
4
Tours
— 3 nights

2
nights
Orleans

Orleans ©
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse de Saint Paterne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by L'Atelier des Chimeres, thenstep into the grandiose world of Domaine National de Chambord, thencontemplate the long history of Chateau de Chambord, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint-Louis de Chambord.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Orleans holiday planning tool.

London, UK to Orleans is an approximately 5.5-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of car and train; or fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Orleans due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Perpignan.

Things to do in Orleans

Historic Sites Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

Chambord
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Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
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Laser Quest Orleans
Orléans Cathedral ©
Orléans Cathedral

4
nights
Perpignan

Perpignan is a city, a commune, and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. Attractions like Spas and Cathedrale St-Pierre make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perpignan: Aigues-Mortes (Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes & Les Trains du Colorado), Reserve Africaine de Sigean (in Sigean) and Chateau Fabre Cordon (in Peyriac-de-Mer). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seaquarium, get to know the resident critters at Parc Zoologique Henri de Lunaret, admire the masterpieces at Musee Fabre, and take a stroll through Place de la Comedie.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Perpignan planning site.

You can fly from Orleans to Perpignan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Orleans in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Perpignan, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Angers.

Things to do in Perpignan

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trips

Montpellier, Aigues-Mortes, Seaquarium, Reserve Africaine de Sigean, Chateau Fabre Cordon
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Spas
Seaquarium ©
Seaquarium
Reserve Africaine de Sigean ©
Reserve Africaine de Sigean

1
night
Angers

Angers ©
Discover France's rich medieval history in Angers, a medium-sized city well known for its medicinal and culinary gardens dating back to the Renaissance and still open for a visit.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): sample the fine beverages at Giffard, get in on the family fun at Terra Botanica, thenstep into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Angers ouvert, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Maurice.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Angers online vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Perpignan to Angers takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Perpignan in April since evenings lows in Angers dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tours.

Things to do in Angers

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Theme Parks
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Cathedrale St-Maurice ©
Cathedrale St-Maurice
Terra Botanica ©
Terra Botanica

3
nights
Tours

Tours
Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Family-friendly places like Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci and Place Plumereau will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Blois (Maison de la Magie Robert-Houdin & Chateau Royal de Blois), Saumur (Musee des Blindes & Le Cadre Noir) and Amboise (Chateau Royal d'Amboise & Closerie de Chanteloup - Brasserie d' Amboise). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, steep yourself in history at Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, and look for gifts at La Savonnerie du Zebre.

Make your Tours itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Angers to Tours takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Tours can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Amboise, Azay-le-Rideau, Blois, Saumur
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Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau ©
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau

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