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  • Excellent Location

    "We were a family of four staying here for a week. The accomodations were adequate for the four of us. JN had an additional bed put in the apartment for us. The location is great as Montmartre truly is one of the nicest neighborhoods to stay from what we could see in our travels. Having the subway station 50 meters away made Paris at our doorstep. The only negative is that the apartment is on ground level and as mentioned in many old European buildings, soundproofing is not great. If you are a light sleeper, it could be an issue. Overall, I would recommend this location for a Paris base."
    Guest: Paul J. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 14, 2014
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  • Lovely apartment - close to everything.

    "Our stay at this apartment exceeded our expectations. The photos of the apartment are exactly what you get. We are senior citizens (70 and 75) and this was our first trip to Paris. The apartment is spacious, very sunny, clean and fun. Located on a cobble stone courtyard. Be sure to listen to the lovely romantic French cds that are available. Only downfall was that there is no lift and there are 80+ steps to climb each time you leave the apartment. But we did it and so can you!! We only left the apartment once a day so the steps are not a big deal. After all, you're in Paris - why would you stay inside? You will not be disappointed if you chose this apartment."
    Guest: Judith T. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 31, 2014
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  • Family vacation

    "Our family-including our two sons and their wives--spent a most enjoyable and comfortable week here. It was perfect, spacious and well laid out so that we all had our privacy, but equally enjoyable were our meals out on the terrace. The apt. Is very well located and accessible to good shopping, food stores, bakeries, museums, et al."
    Guest: jo Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 29, 2014
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Centre-Loire Valley Travel Tips

Beautiful Centre Loire Valley Vacation Rentals

The Centre Loire Valley lies just to the southwest of Paris and is one of France's most picturesque and popular tourist regions. Lazy winding rivers, vineyards and magnificent castles dot the landscape. It's a great destination to unwind and enjoy a slower paced lifestyle.

Getting to Centre Loire Valley Accommodations

The main access city to the region is Paris. Charles de Gaulle is the primary international airport and many regional flights fly into Orly. Many travelers from the United Kingdom use the Eurostar high-speed chunnel train that runs between Paris and London. From Paris, there is an extensive rail network with a regular schedule of high-speed trains that provide easy access to the region. The roads are well maintained and driving from Paris on the motorway to most towns in the Centre Loire Valley region takes between two and four hours. The region also has many bike paths and this is a great way to explore the Loire Valley. The terrain is relatively flat and you can ride from one town to the next along the southern banks of the Loire River enjoying the beautiful scenery along the way.

Enjoy the Leisurely Lifestyle of the French Countryside

The Centre Loire Valley attracts travelers that enjoy wine, landscapes, chateaux and historic architecture and those who want a vacation that has a relaxed pace. Many of the Centre Loire Valley vacation rentals are old stone farm houses set among the vineyards, or magnificent villas which overlook the river valley. Far from the modern glitzy-style city hotels, here you will really feel as though you are living the French lifestyle when on vacation. Almost all of the vacation rentals are characterized by a distinctive French elegance that makes you feel like royalty even if they are simple stone cottages. The romantic lifestyle is perfect for honeymooners or older couples celebrating a special anniversary. Stroll down the street and get a fresh baguette or croissants for breakfast and smell the welcoming aroma of fresh coffee brewing.

Exploring the Centre Loire Valley

The region has a rich cultural heritage with as many legends as there are castles and magnificent cathedrals. To truly be able to absorb all the historical sites, join up with a guided day tour in the various cities or arm yourself with a detailed guidebook before setting out on your explorations.

For those interested in the architecture and culture near Centre Loire Valley villas, you won't be disappointed. The Loire River dominates the landscape and in the grand stretch between Sancerre and Angers, there is such a high concentration of castles, palaces and mansions that the entire region has now been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Unless you're staying a while, it's nearly impossible to visit all the sites. Rather, pack a picnic basket filled with tasty local cheeses and wine and visit a few at a more leisurely pace.

Chatre is a small town, famous for its beautiful cathedral with its magnificent rose-stained glass windows. Wine enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the region of Touraine, well known for its Chenin Blanc, Savignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc cultivars. The area is also famous for its tasty goat cheese; because of its beauty, it has been nicknamed the "garden of France." One of France's most famous chateaux can be seen in Chenonceau and the area has a well developed tourist industry. The towns of Blois and Amboise are also worth visiting. The beautiful architecture will make you feel as though you have stepped back in time.

Best Time to Visit the Centre Loire Valley in France

Summertime is undoubtedly the best time of year to visit the region but in the peak season, from June to the end of August, it can get exceptionally busy. A way to avoid the crowds is to explore some of the Loire's tributaries and quieter secondary roads. In the spring during April and May, the valleys become a mass of green as the new shoots start to sprout on the vines. In the autumn, when the vines turn red and golden hues, you can capture some superb photographs.

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