20 days in Indre-et-Loire Itinerary

20 days in Indre-et-Loire Itinerary

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Chinon
— 10 nights
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Amboise
— 9 nights
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Chinon

— 10 nights
On the banks of the Vienne River, Chinon offers access to a rich wine area in the Loire Valley.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Musee Rabelais and Chateau du Petit Thouars. Explore Chinon's surroundings by going to Les Grottes Petrifiantes (in Savonnieres), Chateau de Villandry (in Villandry) and Collegiale de Candes-Saint-Martin (in Candes-Saint-Martin). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Pierre et Bertrand Couly, admire the masterpieces at Musee Le Carroi, stroll through Manoir de Clairefontaine, and step into the grandiose world of Sainte-Chapelle de Champigny sur Veude.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Chinon trip planner.

Paris to Chinon is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Chinon can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Amboise.

Things to do in Chinon

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Amboise

— 9 nights
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Plou Et Fils and Chedigny - Jardin Remarquable. Venture out of the city with trips to Collegiale Saint Ours (in Loches), Blois (Pont Jacques-Gabriel, Les Jardins de l’Ancien Eveche, &more) and Plessis Sasnieres Garden (in Sasnieres). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, walk around La Pagode de Chanteloup et son parc, indulge your senses at Rendez-Vous dans les Vignes, and do a tasting at Troglo Degusto.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Amboise attractions planning app.

Traveling by car from Chinon to Amboise takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Amboise sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Indre-et-Loire travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · History Museums