Loire Valley

  • 1 The romantic heart of Le Mans
    Encompassed by a Roman wall, the beautiful centre of Le Mans is a perfect period setting and it's not unusual to arrive and find the streets lined with straw and...

  • 2 A treat for troglodytes
    The creamy tuffeau stone of the Loire Valley is soft and easy to excavate, which made it a popular building material for the great chateaux of this French region. Over...

  • 3 The Loire castles in springtime
    The picturesque towns and villages, the River Loire itself, the UNESCO World Heritage status of the surroundings... these alone are sufficient reason to make a visit to the Loire Valley...

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