4 days in Centre-Val de Loire Itinerary

4 days in Centre-Val de Loire Itinerary

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Orleans
— 1 night
Drive
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Amboise
— 1 night
Drive
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Sancerre
— 1 night
Drive to Paris-Orly Airport, Fly to Dallas

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Orleans — 1 night

Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Loire a Velo Cycle Path, then trek along Bords du Loiret, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Corps Et Ame.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Orleans trip itinerary planner.

Dallas, USA to Orleans is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Dallas to Orleans, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Dallas, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Orleans, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Amboise.
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Amboise — 1 night

Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, and then make a trip to Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Amboise trip planner.

Traveling by car from Orleans to Amboise takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Amboise can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sancerre.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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Sancerre — 1 night

Sancerre is a medieval hilltop town, commune and canton in the Cher department of central France overlooking the Loire River. Domaine Eric Louis has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): hike along Domaine Eric Louis and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame de Sancerre.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sancerre road trip site.

Traveling by car from Amboise to Sancerre takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Sancerre sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.
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Centre-Val de Loire travel guide

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Castles · Zoos · Specialty Museums
Centre is a large inland region around the Loire Valley made up of six departments and known for its wealth of places to visit, including fine historical towns, remarkable gardens, forests, fruit orchards, vineyards, and its many renovated châteaux. Its natural landscape includes the rich, fertile valleys of the Loire River and its tributaries and is extremely conducive to outdoor sightseeing. The official name for the region is frequently combined in tourist literature with the French appellation Val-de-Loire to produce the combination Centre-Val-de-Loire, reflecting this region's embrace of the renowned valley of the river Loire. Notable for its historic towns, architecture, and wines, the Centre region has been inhabited since the Middle Palaeolithic period.
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