22 days in Chinon & Loches Itinerary

22 days in Chinon & Loches Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Paris
Drive:  3 h
1
Chinon
— 11 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Loches
— 10 nights
Drive:  3 h
End: Paris

11
nights
Chinon

Chinon ©
On the banks of the Vienne River, Chinon offers access to a rich wine area in the Loire Valley.
Get out of town with these interesting Chinon side-trips: Puy du Fou (in Les Epesses), Bioparc De Doue La Fontaine (in Doue-la-Fontaine) and Angers (Galerie David d'Angers, Chateau d'Angers, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Villandry, do a tasting at Domaine de Noiré / Jean-Max Manceau, and find something for the whole family at Saint Benoit Aventure.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Chinon trip planning site.

Paris to Chinon is an approximately 3- hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Loches.

Things to do in Chinon

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Angers, Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil, Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, Turquant, Langeais
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Puy du Fou ©
Puy du Fou
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau ©
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau
Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry

10
nights
Loches

Loches ©
Loches is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France.It is situated 29mi southeast of Tours by railway, on the left bank of the Indre River.HistoryLoches grew up around a monastery founded about 500 by St. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Loches: Amboise (Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci & Chateau Royal d'Amboise), Saint-Aignan (ZooParc de Beauval & Collégiale Saint-Aignan) and Chateau de Chenonceau (in Chenonceaux). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Loches, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Antoine, look for gifts at Confiserie Hallard, and stroll through Sentier Randocroquis du Pas-aux-Anes.

Discover how to plan a Loches trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Chinon to Loches by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. December in Loches sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Loches

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Issoudun, Amboise, Saint-Aignan, Abbatiale Saint Pierre, Parc des Parelles
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Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
ZooParc de Beauval ©
ZooParc de Beauval
Chateau de Loches ©
Chateau de Loches