Chateaux of the Loire Walk

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Chateaux of the Loire Walk
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Chateaux of the Loire Walk
Chateaux of the Loire Walk
Chateaux of the Loire Walk
Chateaux of the Loire Walk
Chateaux of the Loire Walk
Chateaux of the Loire Walk
Start:France
Finish:Loire
Duration:0 Nights
Suitable for: 8 to 99
Physical rating:Leisurely
Meals:8 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 4 dinners.
Diets:Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English

Overview

On this 8-night, self-guided holiday you'll enjoy wonderfully relaxed walking amidst the sublime architecture and picturesque landscapes of the famous Loire region. Your holiday begins in Chaumont from where you'll follow serene riverside tracks and meander through sleepy villages and hamlets towards the charming wine village of Chitenay, an ideal base from which to discover pretty Cheverny with its impressive 'Secrets of Moulinsart' art exhibition. After a transfer to Bourre, you'll keep the beautiful River Cher close, walking through Montrichard, Chenonceaux - with its iconic chateau on the banks of the Cher - and Montlouis before heading, via verdant fields and vineyards (be sure to enjoy a spot of wine-tasting!) to the medieval market town of Amboise. Explore the narrow, winding streets and take in the imposing Chateau d'Amboise, a royal residence and Da Vinci's final resting place, before returning to Chaumont where you'll experience yet another masterpiece - the Chateau de Chaumont which dates back to the 10th century and hosts the acclaimed International Garden Festival. .......read more
Highlights
  • Beautiful Loire and Cher rivers; majestic chateaux including Amboise, Chenonceau, Cheverny and Chaumont
  • Sleepy wine village of Chitenay; pretty Amboise with its boutique-lined streets
  • Wonderful relaxed walking on flat, riverside routes and through poppy fields and parkland
  • Hotels full of character with delicious regional cuisine and excellent wines
Food

Continental breakfast and 4 evening meals. Standards of cooking in the Loire are consistently high. It’s civilised and refined country cooking, not heavy but rich in flavours and textures, drawing on the great garden of the Loire valley. Fruit and vegetables abound: asparagus, artichokes, button mushrooms, cherries and strawberries from the Loire are transported to kitchens throughout France. These provide succulent accompaniments to the duck, venison and wild boar dishes (all hunted locally) and served in sauces using wines from the local vineyards. Non-meat eaters have no need to feel left out though - with three wide, gently flowing rivers passing through, freshwater fish appear on most restaurant menus. /Sandre/ (pikeperch) and /brème/ (bream) are especially popular and are usually served in a /beurre blanc/ sauce - the Loire fish dish, made with shallots, butter, dry white wine and vinegar.

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Start:France
Finish:Loire
Duration:0 Nights
Suitable for: 8 to 99
Physical rating:Leisurely
Meals:8 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 4 dinners.
Diets:Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English
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