Touraine Loire Valley

www.tourism-touraine.com

If you are looking for a site that organizes a lot of the information on the Loire Valley into one location, then this is definitely one to consider.  That’s because it has organized all of the pertinent information that you might need if you were planning a trip to Loire in the near future.  Not to mention the fact that you can also find out about Loire Chateaux that you might want to visit and Loire restaurants that you will likely want to eat at while you are in this beautiful section of France.  There is also a section in the middle of the screen, about halfway down that has a lot of pertinent news information relating to the Loire Valley.

At the top of the page there is an advertisement bar for a Loire tours company.  You can click on this to navigate away from the page you are on and to learn more about possible Loire tours that you might be interested in taking.  If you decide to stay on the main page and learn more about the Loire Valley, then one thing you can do is to go to the tab called “Organize your Holiday” and choose “The whole tourist offer” from the selection.  This will take you to a page where you can choose a town or an area and find out what this region of Loire has to offer, and if that selection fits your vacation needs.



If you are just looking for general information then you can go to the “Discover Touraine” where you can find out about everything from the types of Loire restaurants that you can visit and what they serve.  Not only that, but you can also learn about the Loire Chateaux that you can visit and find out about the kind of history that makes up this region of France.  If you want to see the Loire Valley for yourself you can go to the section marked “Images of Touraine.”  And, if this isn’t enough then you will want to register for the newsletter on the main page so that you can keep up on all of the news of the region.

Loire Valley Cycling Holiday Itinerary

www.thechaingang.co.uk

If you are looking for something to do while you are in Loire, bike tours are a good option.  This site is by a company that is designed to offer you the chance to bike through the beautiful French countryside, taking in all of the Loire chateaux and wine that the region is famous for.  In fact, these bike tours are designed to take you on a one of a kind experience where you can enjoy the best of the areas while at the same time getting the best food and wine possible.  If you are interested you can scroll down the page to read what you will be doing and where you will be visiting on a day by day basis.



At the top of the page you will find an area where you can find out all of the relevant information for your potential cycling tour.  For example, if you are interested in going on an upcoming tour, you can find out what dates are being offered by going to the “Tour Dates” link.  You can find out how much it costs by going to the “Tour Prices” listing, and there is even a converter that allows you to look at the price in Euros and US dollars.  Then, if you decide that you want to make sure that you are going to go on the tour then you will be able to book the trip by going to the “Booking Form” option.  It will allow you to download a form so that you can go ahead and book your excursion right away.

However, if you are like most people and you are just looking at the site to find out what they offer and what the different options are, then at the top of the screen there are two buttons where you can either request a brochure about these Loire bike tours or you can sign up for a newsletter from the company.  This can help you to decide if the tour that they are offering is going to be one that will work with your vacation plans.

The Loire Valley Chateau Country

www.luxurytraveler.com/loire.html

One of the best ways to find out about potential vacation sites is through the words of those who have visited there before you, and that is what this site is intended to do.  Straight from the desk of the luxury traveller, this tale of what to expect in the Loire River Valley can be very helpful to someone who is looking to find out as much information as possible about this region for an upcoming trip.

This is a point by point reference of what can be found when travelling through the rich Loire Valley region.  In the beginning of the article it starts off with a lot of general information about the region and the countryside from Paris to Loire.  There are also a few different sub headings that pertain to the history of the Loire Valley and how that relates to French royalty.  Most importantly, this can help someone who is unfamiliar with the region as to why there are so many various Loire chateaux that dot the luscious countryside.



In fact, toward the bottom of the article, there is quite a bit of information on Loire chateaux in the section labelled, “The Loire Valley…Chateau Country.”  Here you can find a breakdown of information about the different castles in the Loire area, and what is interesting about them.  This way, if you are trying to decide what to do and where to visit on your vacation, then you will most likely want to read through this section to see if there is an interesting chateau that you can visit when you are in a particular area.

There is also a lot of information on the history of landscaping, gardens, food, and wine in the Loire Valley.  You can even find out about the history of the Loire River and how it has affected the growth of this region.  In fact, there is quite a bit that you can learn simply by going through the article and picking out information that you want to focus on about Loire.  If this isn’t enough there is even a link to the Loire Valley tourism board at the very bottom of the article.