9 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Loire Valley planner
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Fly
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Orleans
— 1 night
Drive
2
Tours
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Angers
— 3 nights
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Orleans — 1 night

Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. On the 25th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint-Louis de Chambord, then step into the grandiose world of Domaine National de Chambord, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse de Saint Paterne, get to know the fascinating history of Centre-ville, then don't miss a visit to Place du Martroi, then grab your bike and head to Loire a Velo Cycle Path, and finally contemplate the long history of Hotel Groslot.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Orleans vacation planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Orleans is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tours.
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Tours — 4 nights

Garden of France

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Explore hidden gems such as Jardin Botanique de Tours and Hotel de Ville de Tours. Explore Tours' surroundings by going to Blois (Hôtel de Ville - Blois, Les Jardins de l’Ancien Eveche, &more), Maurice Dufresne Museum (in Azay-le-Rideau) and Plou Et Fils (in Charge). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Basilique Saint Martin, steep yourself in history at La Vallee Troglodytique des Goupillieres, do a tasting at Cave Monplaisir, and examine the collection at Musee Rabelais.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tours trip planner.

Traveling by car from Orleans to Tours takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tours are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Angers.
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Angers — 3 nights

City of Flowers

Discover France's rich medieval history in Angers, a medium-sized city well known for its medicinal and culinary gardens dating back to the Renaissance and still open for a visit.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jardin des Plantes and Galerie David d'Angers. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Angers: Saumur (Caves Louis de Grenelle, Pierre et Lumiere, &more). The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Maurice d'Angers, make a trip to Maison d'Adam, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Mail.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Angers vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Tours to Angers takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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