8 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

8 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

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

2
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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.
On the 6th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Place du Ralliement. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Maurice, explore the historical opulence of Chateau d'Angers ouvert, pause for some photo ops at Maison d'Adam, thenlook for gifts at La Maison des Artisans, thenfind something for the whole family at Terra Botanica, and finally ponder the design of Fontaine Monumentale.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Angers journey maker app.

London, UK to Angers is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Angers, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Angers, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tours.

Things to do in Angers

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Saumur
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Chateau de Saumur ©
Chateau de Saumur
Maison d'Adam ©
Maison d'Adam
Cathedrale St-Maurice ©
Cathedrale St-Maurice

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Tours

Tours ©
Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tours: Amboise (Chateau Royal d'Amboise, Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, &more) and Blois (Eglise Saint-Nicolas & Chateau Royal de Blois). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, step into the grandiose world of Château de l'Islette, steep yourself in history at Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, and see the interesting displays at Musee du Compagnonnage.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tours online trip builder.

You can drive from Angers to Tours in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Tours can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Orleans.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Amboise, Azay-le-Rideau, Blois
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Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau ©
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau
Cathedrale Saint-Gatien ©
Cathedrale Saint-Gatien

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Orleans

Orleans ©
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): look for gifts at L'Atelier des Chimeres, explore the historical opulence of Domaine National de Chambord, thenexplore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chambord, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint-Louis de Chambord. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Loire a Velo Cycle Path, don't miss a visit to Place du Martroi, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Centre-ville, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orléans Cathedral.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Orleans trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tours to Orleans takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Orleans, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orleans

Historic Sites Trails Parks

Side Trip

Chambord
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Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Orléans Cathedral ©
Orléans Cathedral
Centre-ville ©
Centre-ville

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