20 days in Indre-et-Loire Itinerary

20 days in Indre-et-Loire Itinerary

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Chinon
— 10 nights
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— 9 nights
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Chinon

— 10 nights
On the banks of the Vienne River, Chinon offers access to a rich wine area in the Loire Valley.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Musee Rabelais and Maurice Dufresne Museum. Explore Chinon's surroundings by going to Chateau de Villandry (in Villandry), Collegiale de Candes-Saint-Martin (in Candes-Saint-Martin) and Les Grottes Petrifiantes (in Savonnieres). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Pierre et Bertrand Couly, see the interesting displays at Musee de la Cavalerie, appreciate the history behind Place Jeanne d'Arc, and relax in the rural setting at Le Vazereau.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Chinon route planner.

Paris to Chinon is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Chinon can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Amboise.

Things to do in Chinon

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

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Amboise

— 9 nights
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Plou Et Fils and Caves Duhard. Venture out of the city with trips to Plessis Sasnieres Garden (in Sasnieres), Blois (Pont Jacques-Gabriel, Les Jardins de l’Ancien Eveche, &more) and Collegiale Saint Ours (in Loches). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, walk around La Pagode de Chanteloup et son parc, indulge your senses at Rendez-Vous dans les Vignes, and do a tasting at Troglo Degusto.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Amboise attractions planning app.

Traveling by car from Chinon to Amboise takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Amboise sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Indre-et-Loire travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · History Museums