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Why Go?

Châteaux, châteaux, and more châteaux

Sampling Vouvray and other fine Loire wines at the vineyards

Exquisite restaurants, many in (what else?) châteaus, run by some of France's top chefs

What To Skip

Spending too much time in Tours; it's a good base, but it's the countryside that counts

What For:

Arts + Culture, Design + Architecture, Food + Wine, Luxury, Romantic

When To Go:

May, June, September, October


Expert picks of the best places to stay in Loire Valley

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