Discover boutique hotels in Indre-et-Loire, France
When to go
May–September is the best time for being outdoors: cycling, walking and so on. The soundtrack to September stays is the mating song of stags – has to be heard to be believed. Autumn marks the beginning of hunting season; fishing at the lakes has distinct charm in winter.
PlanesTours Val de Loire airport, 6km from the city, is served by Ryanair, which operates direct flights from London Stansted, Porto and, in season, Dublin and Marseilles.
TrainsSaint-Pierre-des-Corps is the station where high-speed LGV Atlantique (lgvsudeuropeatlantique.org) trains from Paris, Nantes, Bordeaux and Toulouse terminate.
AutomobilesThis is a beautiful area to drive around, and roads are relatively peaceful. Indre-et-Loire is easily accessible from the A10.
TaxisCabs are rare: ask your hosts to book transfers for you.