Loire Valley

  • The romantic heart of Le Mans

    Encompassed by a Roman wall, the beautiful centre of Le Mans is a perfect period setting and it's not unusual to arrive and find the streets lined with straw and...

  • A treat for troglodytes

    The creamy tuffeau stone of the Loire Valley is soft and easy to excavate, which made it a popular building material for the great chateaux of this French region. Over...

  • Nights of fantasy in Le Mans

    The historic town of Le Mans in the French region of Pays de la Loire invites you on an extraordinary journey back in time, a journey to be savoured and...

  • The Loire castles in springtime

    The picturesque towns and villages, the River Loire itself, the UNESCO World Heritage status of the surroundings... these alone are sufficient reason to make a visit to the Loire Valley...