Renowned for its magnificent chateaux overlooking the course of the winding river, the Loire Valley is rich in both architecture and history. This whole region in the heart of the country seems to embody the French spirit at its purest and during the course of historic holidays in Loire Valley you’ll discover what it is that keeps visitors coming back to this achingly beautiful region; you will probably fall hopelessly in love with it yourself.
Choose from a range of historic holiday cottages in Loire Valley from our extensive list. This region includes Angers, Le Mans and Saumur where we have a choice of heritage cottages available. They all have lovely locations and you can get around quickly and comfortably using public transport or under your own steam. The roads are excellently maintained, with clear signage, and the properties themselves offer every modern convenience.
The Loire Valley encapsulates the essence of France, not only in its sophisticated cities but in the luxuriant landscapes of the region and of course in the incomparable cuisine and fine vintages. The pace of life here is a leisurely one, the climate is unusually mild and the inhabitants warm and friendly to visitors. Historical holiday cottages in Loire Valley provide you with the base you need to explore the area comfortably and at your own pace. People here enjoy many of the good things in life but in an unostentatious way, and before you know it you’ll want to spend the rest of your days here. As well as the incredible beauty of the valley itself and its hinterland, some of France’s most famous cities lie in this historic region. Cities like Nantes, the old ducal capital of Brittany, and Poitiers which was the scene of many pivotal battles during the Hundred Years War. The cathedral city of Tours is one of the most pleasant towns in France, and the mighty castles here include the Chateau de Chenonceau, one of the loveliest in the whole of the valley.
Nantes is famous for its eighteenth and nineteenth century buildings and is a particularly lively and cosmopolitan city, full of chic boutiques and bars, excellent museums and numerous open spaces. On historical holidays in Loire Valley it’s a pleasure to enjoy the cafe culture in Nantes and watch the world go by. The Musee des Beaux Arts is a hugely popular art gallery in Nantes, home to a collection of paintings spanning the last five centuries, and the Musee Jules Verne is dedicated to the famous author who lived here.
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