Cooking classes and foodie excursions to tempt your taste buds as well as amazing excursions? Yes, please! Highlights from our Loire Valley cooking vacations and wine tours are full of things to enjoy, but we’re pointing out a few of our favorites we recommend you experience on your next trip to France!
Exploring the land of chateaux
Highlights of our Loire Valley tours include more than just food. Walk – or bike! – off all those delicious dishes with time exploring some of the fabulous and stunning chateaux of the area (of which there are more than 1,000 in the region). For instance, visit the gorgeous Chateau of Chambord, the very first Chateau of the Valley to be proclaimed by UNESCO as a world heritage site. It is thought that Leonardo Da Vinci participated in the conception of the chateau.
Or, bike to the Chateau of Chenonceau, and then finish the journey by canoe! One of the most famous Chateaux of the valley, it spans a river, and you can canoe under the castle itself.
Visits to local producers
Knowing where your food comes from is an important part of many of our cooking vacations. During our Loire Valley tours, you have the chance to visit a local goat-cheese producer, as well as to explore wineries of the area to learn more about viticulture and wine production.
And those are just a couple of the highlights! There’s also leisure time too, and those moments are perfect for individual exploration, more biking, exploring Tours or Amboise, and more!
Ready to experience a fabulous trip to the Loire Valley? Contact us to book your trip!
By Peg Kern
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Originally published February 17, 2016.