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Loire Valley

  • Destination: France
  • Duration: 4 days

The Loire Valley in central France, located in the middle stretch of the Loire River, is well known for its abundance of vineyards and châteaux. Notable for its historic towns, outstanding French architecture and rich culture, it was designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.

This tour visits several historic towns such as Angers, Saumer, and Tours. These towns were the place where the kings of France and French aristocracy settled. Today, the well-preserved splendour and extravagance can still be seen in these towns.

Tours to this area of France are ideal for school groups wishing to enhance their French language skills or take part in culinary lessons. A stop in Paris can also be combined with this tour.

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Example itinerary

Day 1

Evening: Departure from your school and overnight travel to Loire Valley in France by coach.

Day 2

Morning: Begin the  day with walking tour of Tours.

Afternoon:Spend the afternoon with your study group at a sight in Tours.

Evening: Check-in at our hotel with optional dinner. Evening settling down period. Overnight stay.

Day 3

Morning: After breakfast we depart from hotel and travel to nearby Amboise, Angers or Saumur.

Afternoon: Spend the afternoon on a study visit in one of these cities.

Evening: Departure from town centre in the early evening and travel back to accommodation. Overnight stay.

Day 4

Morning: After breakfast, group check-out of accommodation and travel to Calais for Channel crosssing Arrival back in home town or school in the evening. End of Tour.

Sights & places of interest in the Loire Valley

Château at Amboise
Loire ValleyThis former royal residence located in Amboise, in the Loire Valley was the favoured royal residence of of several Frence kings including King Charles VIII who died in the chateau after hitting his head there. It was was built on the River Loire as a stratigic fortification along the river.
Château de Valençay
Loire ValleyOnce called, “one of the most beautiful manors on Earth” this chateau overlooks the Nahon River and was constructed in 1540 under the order Jacques d’Estampes.
Fontevraud Abbey
Loire ValleySituated between Chalonnes-sur-Loire and Sully-sur-Loire in the Loire Valley, this monastery was first constructed between 1110 and 1119 for the Order of Fontevrault.
Muscadet Vineyard Visit
Loire Valley One of Europe’s largest white wine vineyards, this visit will uncover all the secrets of the Loire Valley region’s wine. Learn how french wine is made from start to finish.
Mushroom Museum
Loire ValleyLearn all about mushrooms in this unique cave museum and see how people in the Loire Valley have been carving out dwellings from the stone to live in for centuries.
La ville Souterraine- Underground Village
Loire ValleyGo over 100 metres below ground to see a enormous complex carved out of the stone.
Tours Cathedral
Loire ValleyAlso known as Saint Gatien’s Cathedral, this Roman Catholic church was built between 1170 and 1547. It has been a Monument historique since 1862.

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