The fairy tale Loire Valley is just two hours from Paris by car. Since 2000, it has been included on the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites as a living cultural landscape and is ideal for a road trip.
The Loire came to life during the Renaissance, when French Kings and the nobility built extravagant country retreats, designed for their enjoyment and entertaining. The chateaux’s were an extension of court life outside of Paris. Surrounding these magnificent royal castles is an enchanting and fertile landscape of woodlands, vineyards and rivers.