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he Loire Valley is often referred to as "the Garden of France", the playground of kings, and the cradle of the both the French Language and French Renaissance. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Sites in late 2000, the Loire Valley is also noteworthy for the quality of its architectural heritage, in towns such as Montsoreau, Amboise, Blois, Chinon, Orléans, Saumur and Tours. Most of all, the Loire Valley is known for its world-famous châteaux (castles), such as: the Châteaux de Montsoreau, Amboise, Azay-le-Rideau, Chambord and Chenonceaux. Philip Haslett and our expert local guides will take you behind-the-scenes to discover this breathtaking region as a true French insider. The rolling landscape and cultural monuments of the Loire Valley is filled with rich Renaissance architecture and beauty. The valley is also known for its excellent wines: Chinon, Bourgueil, Saumur, Vouvray, Muscadet, Sancerre... are just some of the various appellations to discover with our expert wine and cultural tours.

"The cycling path that follows the Loire River (with a few detours) is a wonderful way to discover the region," says Haslett. Rent a bike and go from chateau to chateau, including Château Royal d'Amboise, Château du Clos Lucé, and Château de Chambord."

Our Loire Valley Hotel Selections

Discover just a few of our favorite luxury hotels in the UNESCO Heritage site of the Loire Valley. Our French Promise team routinely visits and inspects each property personally for our discerning clients.

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