7 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

7 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Angers
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Amboise
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Orleans
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
End: Amsterdam

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Angers side-trips: Musee des Blindes (in Saumur), Tours (Place Plumereau, Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, &more) and Azay-le-Rideau (Chateau de l'Aulee, Château de l'Islette, &more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Chateau d'Angers ouvert, get in on the family fun at Terra Botanica, explore the world behind art at Galerie David d'Angers, and shop like a local with Art Chapel Gallery.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Angers trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Angers is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. When traveling from Amsterdam in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Angers, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Amboise.

Things to do in Angers

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Azay-le-Rideau, Tours, Musee des Blindes
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Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau ©
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau
Terra Botanica ©
Terra Botanica
Cathedrale St-Maurice ©
Cathedrale St-Maurice

2
nights
Amboise

Amboise
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. On the 17th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal de Blois, thencontemplate the long history of Chateau de Chambord, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint-Louis de Chambord. Keep things going the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, thenexplore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, thentake an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and finally learn about winemaking at Plou Et Fils.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Amboise trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Angers to Amboise takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Orleans.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Chambord, Chateau Royal de Blois
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Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord

1
night
Orleans

Orleans ©
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Place du Martroi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Orléans Cathedral, thencontemplate the long history of Hotel Groslot, and finally stroll around Parc Floral Orleans.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Orleans road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Amboise to Orleans takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April in Orleans, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Orleans

Historic Sites Parks
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Orléans Cathedral ©
Orléans Cathedral
Parc Floral Orleans ©
Parc Floral Orleans
Hotel Groslot ©
Hotel Groslot

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