8 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

8 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

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Angers
— 2 nights
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Tours
— 3 nights
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Orleans
— 2 nights
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Angers

— 2 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Angers side-trips: Saumur (Pierre et Lumiere, Musee des Blindes, &more). There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Angers Plongee Apnee, find something for the whole family at Terra Botanica, stop by La Maison des Artisans, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Angers.

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Brussels, Belgium to Angers is an approximately 5.5-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tours.

Things to do in Angers

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

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Tours

— 3 nights

Garden of France

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tours: Blois (Escalier Denis Papin & Chateau Royal de Blois) and Amboise (Balloon Rides, Closerie de Chanteloup - Brasserie d' Amboise, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, don't miss a visit to Place Plumereau, step into the grandiose world of Château de l'Islette, and walk around Parc Mirabeau.

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You can drive from Angers to Tours in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Tours sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Orleans.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Orleans

— 2 nights
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. On the 21st (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse de Saint Paterne, step into the grandiose world of Domaine National de Chambord, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chambord, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint-Louis de Chambord. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Place du Martroi, then get to know the fascinating history of Centre-ville, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orléans Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Hotel Groslot.

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You can drive from Tours to Orleans in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Orleans can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Orleans

Historic Sites

Side Trip