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Loire Valley France easy day trip from Paris!

Looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of Paris? Well, here is the second installment of my Day Trips from Paris series!!

Bucket List for the Loire Valley France:

Chateau du Petit Thouars

Château de Chambord

Château de Chenonceau

Château Royal d'Amboise

Cathédrale Sainte-Croix d'Orléans

Château Gaillard

Terra Botanica

Château du Clos Lucé

Cathédrale Saint-Gatien

Grand Aquarium de Touraine

Castillo de Sully-sur-Loire

Musée du Compagnonnage

Cave Monplaisir

Plou Et Fils

Château d'Angers

Caves Louis de Grenelle

Chateau de Villandry

Mini Castle Park

Parc Floral de la Source

Balloon Ride over the Loire Valley

Best time to visit and holidays:

May, June, July, September, and early October. These months have less rain and are better suited for walking and cycling and enjoying the outdoors.

Popular restaurants:

  • L'Étape Gourmande French Closed Wednesday Address: La Giraudière, 37510 Villandry, France

  • Restaurant Les Arpents Restaurant Closed Sunday and Monday Address: 5 Rue d'Orange, 37400 Amboise, France

  • Château de Rochecotte Restaurant Address: 43 Rue Dorothée de Dino, 37130 Coteaux-sur-Loire, France Upscale hotel in an 18th-century chateau

  • Restaurant Le Château de Pray Fine Dining Closed Monday and Tuesday Address: Rue du Cèdre, 37530 Chargé, France

  • Le Berlot Restaurant Closed Monday Address: 2 Pl. François Mitterrand, 37270 Montlouis-sur-Loire, France

Hotel recommendations:

Most visitors want to see the region's most famous castles, Amboise or Cheverny will be the best places to stay in the Loire Valley. However, if you prefer a more urban setting, many Loire Valley tours depart from the lovely town of Tours.

Free things to do in Loire Valley France:

  • Ride a bike through the Loire Valley

  • Explore the Loire Valley's Sologne wilderness

  • Sample Loire wines like a kid in a candy shop

  • Enjoy the view of the boats on the River Cher to the Château Chenonceau

  • Sleep in the canopy of the Loire Valley

Hope this inspired you to visit this remarkable location! If you are looking for more options check out my Day Trips from Paris series!

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