SITUATED IN A PEACEFUL SETTING IN THE HEART OF THE LOIRE VALLEY
WITH BREATHTAKING VIEWS. IDEALLY SITUATED FOR VISITING THE FAMOUS CHATEAUX ,
VINEYARDS AND RESTAURANTS. SPORTING FACILITIES ALSO AVAILABLE NEARBY. IDEAL FOR
AUTUMN AND WINTER BREAKS. ONLY 8 MINUTES FROM
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The art of cooking in the Loire Valley is gloriously varied. Locally produced
meat, fish, fruit and vegetables are the basic ingredients of succulent,
Every specialty is accompanied by the subtle bouquet of bright delicate Loire
wines. Ever since Rabelais' time, people skilled in the arts of food and wine
making perpetuate the tradition of Gargantua’s love of feasting and drinking and
welcome you to their tables, from the simplest to the most sophisticated.
COUNTRYSIDE & NATURE
The River Loire flows between unspoilt sandbanks, or follows a course worn
through soft tufa chalk. The hillsides with their fertile vineyards, majestic
forests and lakes give the Loire Valley its graceful beauty and wonderful
diversity of scenery. Temperate, fertile, luminous:
"The Garden of France" is an apt description of the Loire Valley.
The Saint Cosme Priory’s irises and roses, Villandry’s Renaissance flower
beds or Valmer Castle’s flowering plants and terraces all bear witness to the
Loire Valley’s mild climate and ancestral skill in the art of gardening.
HISTORY & CULTURE
Journey right to the heart of French history
Throughout the centuries, both artists and kings have shown a passionate
fondness for the Loire Valley, bestowing on it an incomparable historical and
cultural heritage. Poets have sung praises to its gentle charms and sovereigns
have chosen its valleys for their most celebrated castles.
The Loire Valley’s remarkably rich and vibrant pervades every town and
village. Look around you, wander around the many museums and take a fascinating
trip back into the past.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
The Loire Valley has a special sense of entertainment, no doubt linked to its
history. In the grounds of sumptuous chateaux, "son et lumiere" performances add
another dimension to the festivities.
The Loire Valley’s theatre and music festivals are always of the highest
standard , with something to please everyone, contribution to a rich and active
cultural life. But there is also street entertainment with picturesque themed
markets, village fetes, or simply sitting in an outside café in the historic
parts of the towns where the entertainment comes to you.
Sports reigns in The Loire Valley and you can take part in whichever one you
Seasoned trekkers will end up tired and exhausted but gratified; the
Department of Indre-et-loire has more kilometres of footpaths than anywhere else
in France. Set of on a nature trail on foot, horseback or by bicycle and
discover The Loire Valley’s protected environment. Numerous stretches of water,
lakes, ponds or swimming pools are there for water sport lovers.
Golfers can improve their swing on courses surrounded by the most luscious
Anyone wishing to go a little higher can visit the Chateaux by air: plane ,
helicopter or hot- air balloon.
The more nostalgic might prefer a little ride on a steam train. But most of
all its diverse natural environment makes the Loire Valley an ideal place both
for Leisure and Relaxation.
Chatel, Alps: Ski chalet apartment near the centre of Chatel with one bedroom sleeps up to 6. Winter skiing holiday accommodation and also ideal for hiking, climbing and mountain biking holidays in the French Alps. Fantastic balcony views over the Chatel slopes and Abondance Valley in the Portes du Soleil ski domain. Currently long-term unavailable.
Sleeps 6. Balcony with a fabulous view to the mountains. Chatel offers all summer sports, including tennis, mountain-biking, walking, swimming, archery, pony trekking and there is white water rafting within 10 miles and water-skiing on Lake Geneva within 20 miles. Who needs a beach or a pool?! EXCELLENT VALUE FOR SUMMER! Available throughout July, August and September except 13 July to 3 August. Currently long-term unavailable.
Morzine, Alps: Chalet accommodation (catered, sel-catering or B&B) in an old part of town on the outskirts of Morzine with fantastic views up the Vallee des Ardoisieres to Avoriaz. Perfect for winter skiing holidays and Summer walking holidays, swimming in the lake or lido, and hiking in the Alps, or for the even more adventerous; climbing, paragliding, climbing, horse riding, white water rafting.... This ski chalet has 5 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 12 guests. Currently long-term unavailable.
Southern Limousin 2 bedroom rental house in Meyssac. A picturesque house in a rural location 3km from the market town of Meyssac near Brive-La-Gaillarde, with gardens, orchard and terraces. Pretty towns, villages and the countryside to explore along the river Dordogne. Rocamadour, Lascaux, Sarlet are within easy reach and Lac du Causse offers sailing, wind surfing and a sandy beach.
Loches: 15th Century town house within the citadelle ramparts. Owned by artists, this 3 bedroom 2 bathroom rental is oposite the Loches dungeon, once 'home ' to Richarch the Lionheart. Free parking in quiet neighbourhood, you can walk to the many restaurants, the owners will happily advise on "routes du vin" and within easy reach of Loire Valley chateaux including Villandry, Chenonceaux, Amboise, Chambord and Samur. Sleeps 4 - 8
Brittany bed and breakfast in central Britanny, also available for holiday rentals. This rural area is a wonderful way to experience real France unspoiled by tourism and yet with plenty of things to do and see in the locality which make holidays here a really wonderful experience.
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