Perhaps the most beautiful city in the Loire, Tours has many splendid sights to enjoy. The Place Plumereau at the city’s medieval heart is a treat, and the gothic splendour of the Cathédrale St-Gatien is a must-see.
Camping Holidays in Loire
Towns and Villages of Loire
Known as the ‘White City’ of Anjou, as many of its buildings are constructed using the local creamy-coloured limestone. Saumur is an elegant city, spread across both banks of the River Loire. Its rather stylish château commands spectacular views.
Picturesque Loches has managed to avoid the hustle and bustle of modern tourism. And after you’ve seen this pretty destination on the banks of the Indre, strolled through the 15th Century gates, explored the delightful old quarter and toured the 13th Century château, you’ll agree this really is a unique experience.
With its ruined chateau and picturesque medieval streets, a trip to Chinon really is like stepping into the past. The stone for the château was actually quarried from the hillside upon which it stands and the caves that were created are today used as wine cellars. Vineyard tours are available locally.
Bloody history aside, it’s easy to imagine the power that once resided here in Blois, but its main claim to fame is the amazing château that hosts the most spectacular son et lumière performances in high summer. Also take in the fascinating Museé de l'Objet, a brilliant modern art museum, before partaking of one of the delicious local pastries.