7 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

7 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

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7 days in Loire Valley Itinerary

Start: Brussels
train:  4​h
1
Tours
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
La Chaussee-Saint-Victor
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Angers
— 3 nights
+3
train + foot + subway + train:  4​h 30​min
End: Brussels

2
nights
Tours

Tours
Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tours: Forteresse royale de Chinon (in Chinon) and Amboise (Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, Chateau Royal d'Amboise, & more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, go for a walk through Place Plumereau, walk around Parc Mirabeau, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tours travel planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Tours is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Tours are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to La Chaussee-Saint-Victor.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Amboise, Azay-le-Rideau, Forteresse royale de Chinon
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Cathedrale Saint-Gatien ©
Cathedrale Saint-Gatien
Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise

1
night
La Chaussee-Saint-Victor

La Chaussee-Saint-Victor ©
On the 1st (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal de Blois, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chambord, and then examine the collection at Maison de la Magie.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the La Chaussee-Saint-Victor journey builder .

Drive from Tours to La Chaussee-Saint-Victor in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Angers.

Things to do in La Chaussee-Saint-Victor

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Blois, Chateau de Chambord
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Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Chateau Royal de Blois
Chateau Royal de Blois

3
nights
Angers

Angers ©
Discover France's rich medieval history in Angers, a medium-sized city well known for its medicinal and culinary gardens dating back to the Renaissance and still open for a visit.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Angers: Saumur (Le Cadre Noir, Musee des Blindes, & more). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Angers, take in the waterfront at Cale de la Savatte, appreciate the history behind Maison d'Adam, and explore the activities along Lac de Maine.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Angers trip planner .

Getting from La Chaussee-Saint-Victor to Angers by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Angers can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Angers

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Saumur
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Lac de Maine ©
Lac de Maine
Chateau d'Angers ©
Chateau d'Angers
Etang Saint-Nicolas ©
Etang Saint-Nicolas