The Loire Valley is also known as the garden of France. The last wild river in Europe, the Loire river combines beautiful 16th century castles and great wines. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Loire Valley is one hour from Paris by train and two hours by car. The Loire Valley wine tours from Paris combine the best sightseeing and wine tasting. Paris wine tours.
One hour from Paris by superfast train, the famous TGV, two hours by car, the Loire Valley combines famous renaissance castles such as Chambord, Chenonceaux, Blois, Amboise and Cheverny, with top French wines: Cabernet and Gamay red wines, Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon white wines.
There are unique one day tours from Paris that are practical, affordable and provide a full view of France countryside.
It is also possible to spend a cosy and fully organized three day vacation, staying in Tours and discovering the wines, the vineyards and the castles.
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Visiting the Châteaux on a one day coach tour from Paris can be a highlight of a France trip. You’ll visit the Château de Chenonceau and the Château de Chambord, two of the Loire Valley’s most illustrious Châteaux. In addition to beautiful castles, the Loire Valley boasts some of the best red and white French wines. The tour will be completed by Loire Valley wine tasting at Chambord.
The Loire Valley wines are distinguished from the wines from south of France by their freshness, fruit and great digestibility. The vineyards of the Loire Valley have no hierarchy of soils, as in Burgundy, nor historical classification as in Bordeaux. It is less easy to identify the best producers. Yet this region is a gold mine for the wine lover due to its three strengths: diversity, quality and price.
The Loire Valley can produce anything from liqueur to dry wine, from the fruity flavor, close to the grape, to the mineral flavor from the terroir. Today, wine production is generally qualitative, with the impact of a new generation of artist winemakers returning to a more careful and less productive viticulture, while respecting the grapes in winemaking.
The Loire Valley is full of good deals, such as these beautiful wines less than 6 euros in Touraine, or these great cabernets of Champigny and Chinon for less than 15 euros.