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City breaks in the towns of the Loire Valley

Angers, Nantes, Saumur, Orléans, Blois, Tours…. Rich in heritage, history and architecture, these cities are emblematic of the Loire Valley. Their cultural events and emblematic sites provide plenty of reasons to come and wander through the heart of them. 

New in Angers: a fresh start for the Oisellerie

Two young Angers residents recently bought one of the oldest houses in the city centre to transform it into a charming guest house!
This half-timbered building, built around 1580, is listed as a historic monument. It is now possible to come and stay here and from spring 2018, the Oisellerie will be an ideal holiday destination for a city break in Angers.
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New creatures join the machines on Ile de Nantes

Curious visitors and fans will be surprised to discover new additions to the island machines. A hummingbird with a 2-metre wingspan, 4 wild geese and a planted branch have recently joined the ranks of the magnificent machines, such as the great spider and the giant ant, that are already well known and loved!
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Saumur, an emblem of the Loire Valley

Heritage, troglodyte sites, wine, gastronomy… spend a weekend or longer discovering this city that lives and breathes the spirit of Loire, lulled by authenticity and tradition. 
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Take your time in Orléans

Stroll through the Saturday morning market on the waterfront of the Loire, follow little streets lined with colourful timber-frame houses, enjoy a hot chocolate on Place du Martroi… come discover the simple pleasures of life in Orléans. In terms of visits, step through the doors of the Musée des Beaux Arts or the FRAC, dedicated to architecture and contemporary art. After exploring, relax at Empreinte Hôtel**** & Spa facing the Loire.
Book your stay at Empreinte Hôtel & Spa
 

 

Plunge into the history of Blois

Discover the history of the 7 kings and 10 queens of France who lived in the Royal Château of Blois through new technology such as 3D models, virtual reality headsets and HistoPads. Opposite the château, the Maison de la Magie has a trick or two up its sleeve… Also worth visiting is the unusual Fondation du Doute by the artist Ben. At the end of the day, settle into one of the 5 cosy rooms in La Maison de Thomas (4 Epis rating).
Book your stay at La Maison de Thomas

 

 

A gourmet break in Tours

Give in to your inner foodie and enjoy local produce served in the restaurants of Tours, an International City of Gastronomy. After a visit to the Centre d’Art Contemporain Olivier Debré (CCCOD), take a seat in one of the cafes on Place Plumereau before setting off to discover the Musée des Beaux Arts and St-Gatien Cathedral. Spend the night in Castel Fleuri**, just a stone’s throw from the historic centre.
Book your stay at Castel Fleuri

 
 
 
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