Region
in Loire Valley
Wine Tasting
Heritage & History
Gourmet Food

Be seduced by France Just For You's very special way of discovering the Loire Valley, its must sees and hidden beauties. 

In this itinerary, you will experience the "sweet life" in Touraine, stopping over in little villages to savor local goat cheese or taste amazing wines. Take the time to relax in rose gardens, or to enjoy the traditional cuisine in many small restaurants frequented by the locals.

 

Includes

12 nights in B&Bs that we personally selected for you
A rental car with automatic transmission & full insurance coverage, for 13 days
The assurance that you can contact us at any time, for any reason, while you're in France
A guidebook made for you and all road maps with recommended itineraries, activities & visits
FJFY App all your trip, contacts, GPS destinations, weather… in your smartphone
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Duration
13 days
Price
US$ 4 360
Per traveler, including taxes,
based on double occupancy.

Your accommodations

Pictures of the specially selected accommodations

Step by step

Paris Loire Valley

Western Loire Valley

Pick up the rental car in Paris downtown or at CDG airport (or another location) and drive 3 hours to the gorgeous Loire Valley region

  • Stay the first 3 nights in a lively town between Saumur and Tours, along the Loire River, across the street from a gorgeous Middle Ages castle. At night, you can walk to one of the region's best restaurants, relax in the courtyard or at a bistro terrace. Your hosts have restored the house very tastefully and will make you feel at home.
  • Stroll Langeais medieval town or Villandry gardens enjoying the quietness of the wilder Loire.
 
 
Paris Loire Valley

Southern Loire Valley

  • You will spend the following 4 nights of your journey comfortably settled in a beautiful historic home nestled in a lively town, by the river. Your host will be happy to make many recommendations about wineries, wine bars or restaurants to experience the Touraine sweet life. 
  • Located on the banks of the Vienne River, you will jump back to the Medieval times and learn about Joan of Arc history. At night, one of the best restaurants in the area is less than a 1-minute-walk. 
  • One day, the owner of a 12th century abbey will guide you in this amazing and totally off the beaten tracks historical site. A great experience. You will also wander off the beaten path into tiny villages dotted along the Vienne and Loire rivers and get a taste of French gastronomy in restaurants and local markets that we have tested for you. 
 
Paris Loire Valley

Eastern Loire Valley

  • Your next stop will be in the heart of the medieval city of Loches. Spend 2 nights in a very comfortable house - built against the old city walls - that used to be a post house. From here, explore Montrésor, one of the "most beautiful villages of France" and many other places away from the crowds.
  • One day, cruise along the Loire river as a passenger aboard a vintage sidecar : explore the little towns and enjoy the landscapes. 
  • Touraine is also famous for its vineyards – Chinon, Bourgueil, Vouvray and many more – and we have planned that you spend a half-day wine tasting with a professional. He will drive you to several cellars so you can enjoy the diversity of the Loire Valley wines. 
 
Paris Loire Valley

Northern Loire Valley

  • On your way back to Paris, treat yourself with the last 3 nights in a luxury privatly owned castle, 5 miles to Chambord Unesco Renaissance castle. 
  • You will stay in a comfortable room which may have original frescos dating back to 1620 on the walls (for the early birds) and also enjoy a vast park, tennis court and a huge swimming pool. In the evening, enjoy a drink in one of the many "salons" where you will always feel welcome.
  • Included in this itinerary is an Electric Bike rental for a day. You will explore, at your own pace, several villages and castles. No worries, the road along the Loire river is totally flat!

 

We hope you are ready for this great immersion into French culture!

Activities included

vintage sidecar tour in the Loire valley

Vintage Sidecar Tour

Cruise along the Loire river as a passenger aboard a vintage sidecar : explore the little towns and enjoy the landscapes

Wine Tasting Tour

Spend a half-day wine tasting with a professional. He will take you to several cellars so you can enjoy the diversity of the Loire Valley wines. 

tour to a middle ages abbey

Guided Tour of a 12th c. Abbey

Get totally off the beaten track and explore each nook and cranny of this 12th century jewel. The owner, who will guide you, is passionate about local history and is totally dedicated to the conservation of this site.

Biking in the Loire Valley

Biking day in the castle's country

Spend a day on an Electric Bike at your own pace and discover many castles nestled in the nature. Enjoy a nice picnic with wine. We have tested several itineraries so you can chose depending on your mood and what you would like to see.

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Our Travelers’ Reviews

Jena
Our trip was exactly as expected, planned perfectly with so many amazing tips on where and how to get around like a local. 25 days, with lots of driving and so much to see. Paris, Versailles, Normandy, Loire Valley, Sancerre, Dordogne and Bordeaux. We were warmly welcomed at all B&Bs and felt that we really got a local feel everywhere we went. All …
Laura from Canada
Words cannot begin to describe how pleased we are with the 22 day trip that the France Just for You team created for us as we celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. We normally plan our own trips but when we looked at France we became overwhelmed with how much we could do. We found the FJFY team and saw that they had all 5 star reviews. You can …
Margaret & Rob
We would like to add our names to everyone else here who have had a truly excellent experience when using Emilie's, France Just For You company. We drove 2800 km on a recent holiday, and it was all arranged by Emilie. Everything she organized was perfect. We stayed in B and Bs and although we know a little French, all of our hosts spoke fluent …

Our Travelers’ Photos

Kelsey
from the US
With her hosts at the B&B in the Loire Valley
Trea & Anna
From the US
In a little town in Provence
Mike & Lynda
from the US
Wine Tasting in Bordeaux
Teresa & Jim
From Australia
In the Basque Country
Patty
from the US
In Villeneuve les Avignon, Provence
Tonia & Peter
from Canada
on the Pyla sandbar near Bordeaux
Judy & Rich
from the US
in Giverny, Normandy
Jill, Wayne & Varenne (the dog)
from the US
Enjoying Mont Saint Michel away from the crowds, Normandy
Steffi & Jeff
in Chenonceau castle....romantic !
Beth, Moira & Ron from USA
Enjoying a Wine Tasting in Burgundy
Kathy & Bill
From the US
Biking in Burgundy for a day - near Chateau de la Rochepot
Alan & Lucelle
From South Africa
In Mont Saint Michel at the border between Brittany & Normandy