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Recent Centre-Loire Valley reviews

  • Superb!

    "Relaxing, beautiful, comfortable! If you want an extremely pleasant experience, you have found the place to stay. After a fun day exploring Amboise and its environs, my grown family of five would return to this lovely retreat and have a great night's sleep. Thank you, Karine and Thierry, for providing such a lovely apartment for our use. It is a little slice of heaven!"
    Guest: Valerie V. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 4, 2014
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  • Loire Valley Vacation

    "My husband and I (60's) and our son and daughter-in-law (30's) appreciated having 2 bathrooms. The property was very well maintained and as advertised. The owner was very helpful with recommendations for meals and shopping and we loved being greeted with a jar of apricot jam. We spent a week with the village as home base and with excursions to see the chateaux each day. We walked out to one of the excellent boulangers each morning, found a pleasant small restaurant for dinner and an outstanding boucherie for picnic supplies. There is a lovely path along the Cher for evening walks. I would definitely return and spend more time just enjoying the property!"
    Guest: Peggy H. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: August 8, 2014
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  • Home Away from Home

    "We lacked for nothing in this beautiful apartment. Incredibly well equipped with everything one could need, our apartment was spacious and lovely with beautiful antiques. For those of us who need to be connected 24/7, the wi fi was very fast and never let us down. We were close to restaurants in town, yet secluded behind a medieval wall, with a gorgeous garden. The owners, Elice and Jean Louis could not have been more gracious or generous. We loved our week here, and visited many chateaus in the Loire but were always very happy to come “home” every evening."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 12, 2014
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  • Wonderul cottage!!

    "My husband and I spent four nights at this lovely cottage. Having a property ourselves on VRBO.COM, we always look there first when traveling. We were so lucky to find this cottage. A very short walk down the street into town where there are many restaurants and shops. Also about a 3 minute walk from Clos Luce'. We visited two chateaux while there and both were within 15 miles of the cottage. We parked on the street right in front of the cottage with no problems. Being an avid walker, I was able to walk from the cottage into town, across the bridge and into a beautiful city park . Everything we wanted was available and we cooked three nights while there. The owner gives very good directions to the supermarket and gives excellent instructions on how to use all the appliances. We enjoyed our evening "happy hour", sitting on the deck overlooking the valley. Watching the birds and the hot air balloons was a real treat. The deck area is a definite plus!! We would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone visiting the area, but I do think one would need a car as it is quite a distance to walk from the train station. We were sorry to leave."
    Guest: Cheryl B. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 2, 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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