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A little tour around our towns and villages

Charming, secret, traditional... Follow the Chemin des Écoliers and set off on a trip through the towns and villages of the Val de Loire. The best discoveries are those we stumble across by chance!  

Walking through the Most Beautiful Villages of France® 

Small, cobbled streets, flower-bedecked houses, stone stairways, and views of the surrounding landscapes. In Val de Loire, there are several small villages with the Plus Beaux Villages de France® label. In Yèvre-le-Châtel, Candes-Saint-Martin, Crissay-sur-Manse, Montrésor and Lavardin, time seems to stand still. As you walk, take the time to stop and chat with the enthusiastic residents who will tell you the name of a little restaurant or a craftsman that you mustn’t miss! 
 

Stroll through our Small Cities of Character® 

Beaulieu-les-Loches, Luynes, Rochecorbon, Saint-Dyé-sur-Loire, Trôo, Ferrières-en-Gâtinais or Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire, each one of these Small Cities of Character® has wonderful treasures to show you. Magnificent abbeys, half-timbered houses, troglodyte dwellings or the historic port of Chambord, you are bound to fall under their charm! 

Explore the Most Beautiful Detours in France

Beaugency, Montargis, Loches and Chinon are all definitely worth making a detour for a visit! Let your feet lead the way. As you walk through these pretty towns, their respective historical and cultural heritage will be revealed. Take the side roads, over a day or even a weekend, so you don’t miss anything of these Most Beautiful Detours in France
 
 

Discover our Towns of Art and History 

Orléans, Blois, Tours, Chinon, Loches, Vendôme..., these cities, with their exceptional architectural and cultural heritage, can be explored on foot during the day or the night. Themed visits-discoveries, nocturnal walks, activities, exhibitions... will give you a close-up view of the treasures of our Towns of Art and History. Fall under the spell of the art of living and rich heritage of these cities which have some great stories to tell you!