23 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

23 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Loire Valley tour planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Angers
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Angers
— 8 nights
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Chinon
— 7 nights
Drive
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Amboise
— 5 nights
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Angers

— 8 nights

City of Flowers

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau d'Angers and Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne. Visit La Tour Saint-Aubin and Collegiale Saint-Martin for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Angers side-trips: Guerande (Turing Escape Game-Guerande, Cite Medievale de Guerande, &more), La Maison dans la Loire (in Coueron) and Nantes (Passage Pommeraye, Les Machines de L'ile, &more). There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Giffard, see the interesting displays at Musee du Genie Militaire, find something for the whole family at Terra Botanica, and steep yourself in history at Maison des Vins d'Anjou et de Saumur.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Angers day trip website.

Sydney, Australia to Angers is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Angers. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in Angers reach 20°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Chinon.

Things to do in Angers

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Chinon

— 7 nights
On the banks of the Vienne River, Chinon offers access to a rich wine area in the Loire Valley.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau du Petit Thouars and Eglise Notre Dame de Riviere. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau and Eglise Saint-Pierre de Saumur. Venture out of the city with trips to Saumur (Musee du Champignon, Distillery Combier, &more) and Cave de La Herpiniere (in Azay-le-Rideau). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Domaine de Noiré / Jean-Max Manceau, explore the ancient world of Chapelle Sainte Radegonde, savor the flavors at Caves Painctes, and contemplate the long history of La Vallee Troglodytique des Goupillieres.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Chinon online road trip planner.

You can drive from Angers to Chinon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Chinon sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Amboise.

Things to do in Chinon

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Amboise

— 5 nights
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de Chambord and Chateau de Chenonceau. Get some historical perspective at Chateau Royal d'Amboise and Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci. Get out of town with these interesting Amboise side-trips: Blois (Eglise Saint-Vincent-de-Paul & Chateau Royal de Blois), Saint-Louis de Chambord (in Chambord) and Domaine du Croc du Merle (in Muides sur Loire). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Troglo Degusto, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Cheverny, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Closerie de Chanteloup - Brasserie d' Amboise, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Amboise trip planner.

You can drive from Chinon to Amboise in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Amboise can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Tours

Side Trips