8 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

8 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Orleans
— 3 nights
2
Saumur
— 3 nights
3
Amboise
— 1 night

3
nights
Orleans

Orleans ©
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Change things up with these side-trips from Orleans: Chambord (Domaine National de Chambord, Chateau de Chambord, &more), Blois (Escalier Denis Papin, Maison de la Magie Robert-Houdin, &more) and Romainland (in La Chaussee-Saint-Victor). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Orléans Cathedral, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, stroll around Parc Mirabeau, and don't miss a visit to Place Plumereau.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Orleans online tour 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. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Saumur.

Things to do in Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Blois, Chambord, Tours
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Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Orléans Cathedral ©
Orléans Cathedral
L'Atelier des Chimeres ©
L'Atelier des Chimeres

3
nights
Saumur

Saumur ©
Saumur is a famous historic town known for its locally grown mushrooms and for their production of a number of regional wines and celebrated Combier liqueurs.
Venture out of the city with trips to Azay-le-Rideau (Château de l'Islette, Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, &more) and Angers (Art Chapel Gallery, Chateau d'Angers ouvert, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Musee des Blindes, explore the engaging exhibits at Le Cadre Noir, do a tasting at Caves Louis de Grenelle, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Saumur.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Saumur online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Orleans to Saumur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Amboise.

Things to do in Saumur

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Angers, Azay-le-Rideau
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Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau ©
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau
Musee des Blindes ©
Musee des Blindes
Le Cadre Noir ©
Le Cadre Noir

1
night
Amboise

Amboise
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. On the 8th (Mon), look for gifts at Galland Epicerie de Terroirs, steep yourself in history at Chateau Royal d'Amboise, thencontemplate the long history of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and finally learn about winemaking at Plou Et Fils.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Amboise trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Saumur to Amboise takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Amboise are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Museums Wineries
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Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
Plou Et Fils ©
Plou Et Fils

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