8 days in Centre-Val de Loire Itinerary

8 days in Centre-Val de Loire Itinerary

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Fly to Paris-Orly Airport, Drive to Sully-sur-Loire
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Sully-sur-Loire
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chambord
— 2 nights
Drive
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Loches
— 3 nights
Drive to Tours-Val-de-Loire Airport, Fly to Dublin Airport

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Sully-sur-Loire

Sully-sur-Loire is a commune in the Loiret department in north-central France. On the 14th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc, get to know the fascinating history of Briare aqueduct Pont-canal de Briare, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Etienne, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chamerolles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Etang du puits, make a trip to Abbaye de Fleury, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratoire Carolingien de Germigny-des-Pres, and finally explore the historical opulence of Château de Sully-sur-Loire.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sully-sur-Loire day trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Sully-sur-Loire is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. When traveling from Dublin in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sully-sur-Loire, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chambord.

Things to do in Sully-sur-Loire

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Chambord

Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Chateau of Talcy, then don't miss a visit to Chateau de Meung sur Loire, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de La Ferte Saint Aubin, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Troussay. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Domaine National de Chambord, then don't miss a visit to Chateau de Chambord, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Cheverny.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Chambord online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Sully-sur-Loire to Chambord takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Chambord are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Loches.

Things to do in Chambord

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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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. Chateau de Villandry and Le Donjon de La Cite Royale de Loches will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like chateau Montpoupon and Chateau de Valencay. Explore Loches' surroundings by going to Reserve Zoologique de la Haute-Touche (in Azay-le-Ferron), Montresor (Les Balcons de l'Indrois & The Collegiate Church of St John the Baptist) and Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau (in Azay-le-Rideau). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Loches and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Loches vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Chambord to Loches in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Loches sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Loches

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Centre-Val de Loire travel guide

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Castles · Zoos · Specialty Museums
Centre is a large inland region around the Loire Valley made up of six departments and known for its wealth of places to visit, including fine historical towns, remarkable gardens, forests, fruit orchards, vineyards, and its many renovated châteaux. Its natural landscape includes the rich, fertile valleys of the Loire River and its tributaries and is extremely conducive to outdoor sightseeing. The official name for the region is frequently combined in tourist literature with the French appellation Val-de-Loire to produce the combination Centre-Val-de-Loire, reflecting this region's embrace of the renowned valley of the river Loire. Notable for its historic towns, architecture, and wines, the Centre region has been inhabited since the Middle Palaeolithic period.