Begin your France motorhome adventure at Loire valley

26 Mar

Layered with fruit orchards, vineyards and spectacular chateaux, Loire Valley is a land of beauty and character, settled amongst a sweep of lush green hills that envelope its excellence. The Loire Valley is often called the “Garden of France,” due to its breath-taking scenery, unique architecture, tasteful wine and abundance of historical significance.

Loire Valley regularly welcomes an influx of arty individuals and poets from all over Europe, providing its guests with the chance to absorb the charming atmosphere that oozes from its 280 kilometers of enchanting land. The climate is glorious most of the year, while wine harvest months may have rain. Packed with plenty to see and do, the world heritage listed Loire Valley is the perfect location for those seeking an exciting family motorhome trip or a peaceful campervan holiday. So, why not hire a campervan and head to central France and discover everything the valley has to offer?

There is a whole cluster of really great campsites throughout Loire Valley, all offering exquisite sights of the land beyond as well as plenty of activity, alongside a perfect balance of tranquility. Begin your motorhome holiday at the city of Tours, the natural visitor’s capital and one of the most historically interesting regions of France. Renowned for its wine and fine cuisine, Tours is the natural visitor’s capital that boasts spectacular Renaissance and neo-classical mansions that are dotted around the prestigious Plumereau Square. Tours is definitely a place to enjoy the scenery with a glass of flavourful wine at hand.

From Tours, head 23km upstream towards the stunning Amboise – a charming town situated on the banks of the Loire. The breath-taking Chateau d’Amboise is located just 500 metres from the city centre and reflects beautifully into the Loire River. You will also stumble upon Clos-Luce – the manor house where Leonardo da Vinci once lived. Take a trip to the Amboise market before heading further North to the glorious town of Blois.

Home to the famous Chateau de Blois located in the center of the city and La Maison de la Magie Robert-Hodin (a museum of France), Blois is the perfect town to stop-off for a few hours with the family before carrying on your motorhome holiday towards the stunning Orleans. Once France’s second largest city and now the vinegar capital of France, Orleans is a popular town that was liberated from the British in 1429 by Joan of Arc. Take some time to delve into the history of Orleans and marvel at the magnificent chateaux. If you’re feeling even more adventurous on your French campervan trip then head further North towards Paris – besides, it would be rude not to…

France Motorhome Hire is ideally located in central France, providing you with the perfect opportunity to hire a campervan and fully experience every part of France that takes your fancy. Our immaculate, reliable and carefully maintained campervans and motorhomes will have you touring around France in no time at all.

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