Loire Valley sightseeing
Loire Valley Wine tours
In addition to being one of the most refined regions in Europe, a feast for the eyes with its many castles, palaces, museums and monuments, you and your family or friends will enjoy one of the most genuine gastronomic treasures of France. The Loire Valley Wines tickle the palate of many people all over the planet every day. We offer the opportunity to do wine tastings in the heart of the Loire Valley itself - some of the most authentic and finest wines, started from ancient recipes then developed and elaborated upon over time. Literally centuries of tradition have evolved the Wines of Loire Valley into one of the most appreciated palate experiences in the world. Imagine visiting the heart of Europe and discovering for yourself these multidimentional flavours and fragrances.
Book online now for our wine toursand create this unforgettable memory. Prepare to taste the best wines in truly magical environs that will reveal stories and legends you simply cannot find anywhere else.
Our favorite Loire Valley wine experience is Caves Duhard in Amboise. www.caves-duhard.fr
And the great thing is that you are able bring or have sent home these very wines for future enjoyment with special company and revel them with tales of your discovery!
Loire Valley Chateaus
This part of France became famous for being chosen as the summer resort by French aristocracy when many nobles, including Louis XIV himself (aka “The Sun King”), began to build and embellish upon their residences. In this way, over the centuries, more than 300 magnificent castles have appeared, all full of riches and works of art that recall the splendor of the wonderful Palace of Versailles. The first Chateaus in the Loire Valley started arriving in the 10th Century and the entire valley has now become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can discover many of them with our Loire Valley Chateaux tours. Thanks to our special offer for groups and families, you can visit some of the oldest and most intriguing architectural achievements including some of the France Heritage Buildings themselves; for example the Castle of Amboise (which also happens to be Leonardo DaVince's final resting place) with its superbly appointed rooms and topiary gardens, the Castle of Chambord, the Castle of Villandry and the Castle of Chenonceau, among many others.
Book online now for your Loire Valley Castle Tour to discover the wealth of structures built by some of the greatest architects and nobility. You're sure to have your breath taken away by their grandeur, elegance, and utter refinement.
Loire Valley Velo Tours
Visiting the Loire Valley and its castles is also a perfect experience for those who love nature and enjoy bicycling. If you're looking for a more health-oriented way to get to know the Castles of the Loire we recommend booking The Best Bike Tour of the Loire Valley. Enjoy exclusive itineraries allowing you to see these beautiful structures up close, without the noise, hurry and fumes of cars and trucks. In short, an “ecological and sustainable” cultural holiday where you'll take in the beauty of this part of France at a timeless pace - whether you're traveling with your spouse, friends or entire family.
To breathe in the clean air in full contact with the French countryside and its magnificent sights, don't miss these bike tours of the Loire Valley. We also offer the possibility customizing the bike tour according to your specific needs.
And, if you'd like to consider an even more unique way to tour the region, what about discovering the Loire Valley from the sidecar of a motorcycle or floating along in a hot air balloon? These are just some of the wide range of activities we offer, all customizable for the ultimate experience you hope to have, then take home with you and keep forever.
Loire Valley food tours
There are many authentic and classic dishes you can taste when you book one of our superb tours dedicated to the Loire Valley food specialties. Fresh game meats, Loire fish, rillettes (a version of the famous pâté), cheeses, cooked bread (fouace or fouée), fruits and delicious desserts (like sablés and tarte Tatin) will make your holidays in the Loire region even more special and unforgettable.
After visiting its castles, after walking in its parks and among the fountains, after a day in the open air on a bicycle, there is nothing more satisfying than eating something truly special. We will bring you the best the Loire Valley has to offer, prepared by local chefs, in full respect of traditional recipes. Imagine enjoying the very same dishes that Louis XIV offered his guests in the castle you just visited! A truly exhilarating experience for your palate.
Don't miss out on this remarkable journey through the Loire food and wine and experience another aspect of the history and tradition of Ancient, Medieval and Baroque France. Your tour can also be completely customized for the most personal and intimate “experience gastronomique” ever!