Discover boutique hotels in the Loire Valley, France
Areas in the Loire Valley
When to go
May–September is the best time for being outdoors: cycling, walking and so on. It’s also when the region’s châteaux host ‘Sound and Light’ festivals, setting off their historic beauty with candles, installations and concerts, and staying open until late at night.
PlanesTours Val de Loire airport, 6km from Tours, 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 trains from Paris, Nantes, Bordeaux and Toulouse terminate.
AutomobilesThis is a beautiful – and relatively peaceful – area to drive around. You’ll need your own wheels if you’d like to explore independently.