- Resort type: Country resort
- Landscape: Valley, Broadleaf Forest, Plain, Hills
- What to do: Cycling, Natural Parks & Reserves, Historical & Architectural Monuments, Hiking
Loire Valley is a region in the centre of France in the immediate proximity to Paris. The Valley is inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
This region is closely associated with the castles which are open for the tourists throughout the year. The tourists will feel the spirit of Romantic or Medieval era in these castles.
A rich history of the region and a lot of historical or architectural monuments attract the lovers of the excursion tourism and educational programs to the Valley.
The tourists can go hiking or biking and canoeing along the Loire valley. They will enjoy the picturesque landscapes while riding a hot-air balloon or flying a helicopter.
The foodies will get acquainted with the amazing cuisine of the region and famous French, wines which are produced from the vines grown in the local vineyards. Take a trip to small villages of the region to learn more about the traditions and everyday life of the locals.
The ecological tourists or those who prefer family holidays will visit botanical gardens and bioparks of the region. If it is an event tourism you are after, then you should not go past a thematic park Great Park Puy du Fou, where the life of a small Medieval town is reproduced.