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    There is so much the Loire Valley has to offer. From her chateaux to vineyards to market place. There is something for everyone!! Come for a visit and you won't be disappointed.

    Recommended for:Budget TravelersFamily TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts
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    Incredible area to see some of France's treasured chateaus. The Loire valley is filled with small towns and local cuisine that I found very appealing.

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    From majestic chateaux to picture perfect French towns, the Loire Valley is a bike touring paradise. If you get saddle sore or chateau fatigue, there are plenty of other things to do, such as checking out the ancient cliff dwellings to wine tasting. Don't miss Le Clos Lucé, the home where Leonardo da Vinci lived out his final days.

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    The Loire Valley is mostly flat, which makes for relaxing cycling. The numbers of two-wheeled holidaygoers is therefore considerable. As a result, an entire industry has developed around cycle tourism in the Loire. Under your own power you can visit the chateaux you select at a rhythm all your own.

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    Loved driving through the valley and seeing the chateaus. Favorites were Chenonceau and Chambord

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    Been here totally the place to go for some french history.Many places to go visit,eat and drink! It was refound love all over again for me and husband.

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Known as the garden of France and the cradle of the French language, the Loire Valley is home to luxurious chateaux, rolling hills and immaculate gardens. The Middle Ages and Renaissance come to life as you peruse the castle in Ussé that supposedly inspired both the Sleeping Beauty story and fairytale Renaissance gardens like at Villandry. Artists such as Leonardo Di Vinci and Rodin flocked here to work on their masterpieces, and even the King of Pop wanted to buy his own castle in the area in the 1990s. You'll fall in love with the Loire's natural beauty and easy living faster than you can properly pronounce Château de Chenonceau. Burgundy is much more than a shade of red here, and local winemakers take their tannins seriously. Sip a glass of Chablis as you slowly float down the Bourgogne canal on a barge. Local delicacies include escargots, Dijon mustard, and Bresse chicken. Whether you see the luxuriant landscape from the comfort of a car, a bicycle or a hot balloon, it's worth taking the time to slowly drink it all in.

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