Region
in Loire Valley
Wine Tasting Tours
Heritage & History Tours
Gourmet Food Tours

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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Debbie
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Duration
13 days
Price
US$ 3 950
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.

Customize this tour

We are glad to customize this itinerary to include additionnal night stays, extra activities or any specific request you have.

YOUR Guide Book

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Our Travelers’ Reviews

Jackie & Joe
Our trip to Paris, Normandy and the Lore Valley could not have been more enjoyable thanks to all the personalized attention that Emilie gave our requests! She even delivered on the perfect weather we asked for! All of the accommodations were very comfortable and the hosts were so friendly, helpful, and fluent in English. Although I am not usually a …
Steve
Emilie, set up an outstanding itinerary that met all our desired needs, created a wonderful schedule with built in flexibility to handle planned and unplanned changes. Her suggestion for special sites to see and foods to sample were right on and an enhancement from the normal tourist recommendations. The attention to detail was greatly appreciated …
Nicole
My husband and I used Emilie from France Just For You to plan a special trip for our anniversary. We loved the fact that our trip had structure, but at the same time, we had freedom to explore as we wished. We also loved the fact that the trip included guided tours, but we were not tied to a tour group as such. Emilie planned our trip according to …

Our Travelers’ Photos

Ron, Jane, Don & Nancy
From Canada
Visiting a wine cellar
Elisabeth & Randy
From Canada
In Vimy Ridge Memorial
Sandy & Dennis
from the US
In Paris by Notre Dame Cathedral
Tonya & Robert
From the US
In Versailles - Hall of Mirrors
Sonia & Peter
from Canada
in Carcassonne Medieval City
Lytha & Ron
From the US
Canoeing in the Dordogne region
Ron
From the US
Cycling in the Loire Valley vineyards
Jan & Ray
From Australia
In Mont Saint Michel
Mona, Yvette, Vernon, David
from the US
in Mont Saint Michel Bay in Normandy
Jill, Wayne & Varenne (the dog)
from the US
Enjoying Mont Saint Michel away from the crowds, Normandy
Sharon & Maroun
from the US
in Burgundy
Tonia
from Canada
Cycling in the Loire Valley