A little port, a château, a village… What do they all have in common? A stunning view of the Loire! Come and discover the beauty of the Loire Valley, with superb panoramic views revealing the riches of the river – but not just any river, a royal river! You are guaranteed to be blown away!   

The port of Combleux

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Loire Combleux

A short drive up the Loire from Orléans, you will fall under the spell of the little village of Combleux. Take a stroll along the water’s edge and discover the many remnants of the inland waterway industry here in the 19th century. Take a break at the restaurant La Marine, the ideal place for a romantic lunch or dinner, a family get-together, or just a drink with friends. Make the most of the river and the surrounding countryside by hopping aboard one of the flat-bottomed Loire boats and letting the river carry you along.

The Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire

Most of the Loire châteaux are built on promontories or on high ground. The initial reason was to make it difficult to access the site and not really to be able to admire the Loire and the surrounding landscape. The Domaine of Chaumont-sur-Loire is perched 40 metres above the river. Not high enough to make you dizzy, but high enough to admire the majestic scenery at your feet. Don’t forget to visit the Chaumont-sur-Loire gardens. They change from one year to the next, a good excuse to return as often as you like!

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Le château de Chaumont-sur-Loire en soirée

The village of Candes-Saint-Martin

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Le Village de Candes Saint Martin et la Loire

The village of Candes-Saint-Martin is situated on the banks of the Loire, on the border with Touraine. It is a small, characterful village, slightly elevated, and one of the “Most Beautiful Villages in France” with a breathtaking view over the Loire and its surroundings. Situated at the confluence of the Loire and Vienne rivers, it offers a superb view of the river meeting one of its tributaries. In the centre of the village, don’t miss a visit to the Saint-Martin collegiate church (built in the 12th and 13th centuries).

It will be thrilling, there’s no doubt about it!


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