26 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

26 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

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Start: London
+3
Train + Subway + Foot + Train:  4 h 45 min
1
Orleans
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Amboise
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Chinon
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Angers
— 10 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: London

5
nights
Orleans

Orleans ©
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Orleans: Maison de la Nature et de la Reserve (in Marolles) and Chambord (Saint-Louis de Chambord & Chateau de Chambord). The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at TransVRsalle, steep yourself in history at Hotel Groslot, get to know the fascinating history of Centre-ville, and appreciate the history behind Statue Equestre Jeanne d'Arc.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Orleans trip itinerary planner.

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 March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Amboise.

Things to do in Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Chambord, Maison de la Nature et de la Reserve
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Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
TransVRsalle ©
TransVRsalle
Pure Mission ©
Pure Mission

6
nights
Amboise

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Venture out of the city with trips to Parc des Mees (in La Chaussee-Saint-Victor), Blois (Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation, Museum d'Histoire Naturelle, &more) and Domaine National de Chambord (in Chambord). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Chateau Royal d'Amboise, do a tasting at Plou Et Fils, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and sample the tasty concoctions at Closerie de Chanteloup - Brasserie d' Amboise.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Amboise tour itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Orleans to Amboise takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Amboise can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chinon.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Blois, Domaine National de Chambord
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Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
Closerie de Chanteloup - Brasserie d' Amboise ©

4
nights
Chinon

Chinon ©
On the banks of the Vienne River, Chinon offers access to a rich wine area in the Loire Valley.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chinon: Maison du Parc (in Montsoreau) and Saumur (Les Jardins du Puygirault, Ackerman, &more). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Chateau du Petit Thouars, steep yourself in history at Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, don't miss a visit to Château de l'Islette, and look for gifts at Vinea Loire Valley.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chinon trip planner.

You can drive from Amboise to Chinon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Angers.

Things to do in Chinon

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saumur, Azay-le-Rideau, Maison du Parc
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Chateau de Saumur ©
Chateau de Saumur
Chateau du Petit Thouars ©
Chateau du Petit Thouars
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau ©
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau

10
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Angers: Tours (Hotel Gouin, Basilique Saint Martin, &more) and Lac des Bretonnieres (in Joue-les-Tours). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau d'Angers ouvert, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Giffard, explore the world behind art at Musee Lurcat, and examine the collection at Musee du Genie Militaire.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Angers trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Chinon to Angers by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Angers

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Tours
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Cathedrale Saint-Gatien ©
Cathedrale Saint-Gatien
Musee Lurcat ©
Musee Lurcat
Art Chapel Gallery ©
Art Chapel Gallery