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Recent Centre-Loire Valley reviews

  • Lovely location from which to explore Loire

    "We stayed at Chantal's ground floor apartment for 4 nights with our 2 year old daughter. Wonderful location in the heart of Amboise but very quiet. Was lovely to see the sun setting on the Chateau while sitting at the kitchen table! Felt like home away from home, was very comfortable. Rode bikes to pick up baguette and croissants for breakfast. Highly recommended!"
    Guest: Kylie P. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 5, 2014
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  • Un lieu enchanteur !

    "Le Domaine des Orfeuilles niché en pleine nature possède bien des atouts. Idéalement situé à deux pas de sites historiques emblématiques comme Chenonceaux, Chambord, Cheverny...c'est aussi un hâvre de paix plein de charme pour des retrouvailles en famille ou entre amis dans un hébergement de qualité, spacieux et confortable. Promenades en forêt, piscine aux beaux jours, tennis, équitation...tout est fait ici pour que petits et grands vivent des moments inoubliables ! Cerise sur le gâteau, l'accueil y est à la fois chaleureux et professionnel ! Nous quittons le lieu à regret et formons le voeu de vite y revenir...pour la cinquième fois !"
    Guest: Françoise R. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 4, 2014
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  • Super convenient lovation. Lovely house.

    "We ate dinner outside in the garden each night. Rented bikes for three days from a shop in the town. Easy rides to Chambord and Cheverny with bike paths not far from the bike rental shop. Patisserie, boulangerie, and epicerie right around the corner from the house as well as several restaurants. Great location! The house is well equipped for cooking. Two modern bathrooms were fine for six adults. And again, the location in Bracieux is so convenient. The entire village came out for a fete on our last night in Bracieux! The party wasn't for us, but it was wonderful to experience the food, music, dancing and friendly people."
    Guest: Denise E. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 2, 2014
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  • A very special holiday apartment

    "You are always a little nervous when you book a holiday home over the internet but you really have nothing to worry about with this lovely apartment. The booking process was easy with paypal for security and I also telephoned Veronique who spoke really good English and was able to provide lots of information. Etienne welcomed us to the apartment and was really helpful, providing us with information about where to visit eat etc and he even took us to his local garage and translated for us when we had car trouble. The apartment also has so many books about the local area and the Chateaux which were very useful. The apartment is truly lovely - we travelled with my daughter , son, and his girlfriend all in their late teens, early twenties and we were all delighted. The apartment is right beside the castle with lovely views from all of the bedroom windows of the castle and the loire. I spent quite a long time looking out of the windows admiring the view during the week. The rooms are all really spacious and the furnishings fit so well with this lovely old house. The bedding was also lovely and crisp. There are also 2 bathrooms and a separate loo which make it much easier for a large family. There is also a lovely little garden to enjoy the sunshine. My children also really enjoyed having wifi. The location of the apartment is also really good being just a few minutes walk from the lovely centre with all its cafe's restaurants and shops so after a day sight seeing it was easy to stroll to the centre for something to eat without having to worry about driving. There were restaurants also to suit all budgets. During the week we visited the Chateau in Amboise, Clos Luce ( home of Leonardo da Vinci), Chambord and Chenonceau and the lovely Beauval Zoo. There are so many places within easy reach you will have trouble choosing and the roads weren't busy even in the school summer holidays. We all feel really lucky to have found such a lovely place and have no hesitation in recommending it to you. Thank you Etienne and Veronique for sharing your lovely home with us."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 7, 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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