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Loire Valley France

In terms of landscape and geography France is probably one of the most diverse countries in the world. With its three unique coastlines, its mountain ranges and varied countryside it can provide surprises around every corner. Add to this its rich cultural heritage and its general  'joie de vivre' and you have an ideal holiday destination which has something to offer even the most demanding visitor.


As a region, Centre Val de Loire or more specifically the Loire Valley as listed by UNESCO, is among the most popular in the country. The major attraction is of course the major chateaux such as Chenonceau and Chambord but the area has so much more to offer. It is blessed with many fine  cities such as Orleans, Tours and  Bourges plus medieval towns including Amboise, Blois, Chinon and Loches. It also has some of the most beautiful villages in France including the charming Montresor. Its gardens, notably at Chateau Villandry and the Garden Festival at Chateau Chaumont-sur-Loire are also a major draw.

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