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A week in Loire valley: castels, wine and more

What can you expect in a trip in the Loire valley? good wine and lots of castels!

by manubAbout Me:Hi everyone! I'm Manuel, from Italy. I'm 23 and when I have the opportunity, I like traveling. Discovering new places, seeing different views, cultures, traditions and meet people all over the world are my motivations to take a plane and s... read more

EuropeFrance5 days / October 2021

Highs & Lows

The French cheese are not be missed!

French food is not the maximum

Itinerary Overview

A roadtrip in this amazing land, full of castels and nice landscapes. here some of the castles visited during the trip: chateaux on Nantes, Angers, Chenonceau, Amboise, Brissac, Saumur, Montgeoffroy, Tours.

I was studying in France on that period, and I really enjoyed the trip in this valley, which is more or less 1/2 hours far from Paris (you can take a plane for Paris and then move around with TGVs, the french high-speed trains. however the best option is moving by car) on the west. The  weather is quite cold in autumn, in winter becomes really cold, so if you have the opportunity to choose, please keep in mind that spring is the best moment to travel around France. No seaside, no mountains, only rivers and good architecture. I liked spend the time travelling with my erasmus friends, together we matched travelling, discovering new places and stay together. at the end, this is what tourism is for, right?

Other castles recommended are Chateau de Chaumont-sur-Loire, Chambord, Cheverny, Cully-sur-Loire, Villandry, Blois and du Clos Lucé

  • Day trip: Nantes
    a perfect starting point for your trip
  • 5 Nights: Angers
    nice place, well located in Loire valley

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I would have skipped some castle, because small

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    the TGV broken so I had to move into another one

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    be prepared to eat lot of cheese

  • Packing tips?

    bring your umbrella, light and weught clothes and a good camera to take lots of pictures!

  • Transportation Tips?

    better if you rent a car or if you find a tour operator, it makes everything easier and accessible rather than go with train

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