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French Markets in the Loire

Loire Valley
World Heritage Site

The Val de Loire is the largest site in France to be included on the UNESCO list, stretching for 170 miles between Sully-sur-Loire in the Loiret department and Chalonnes-sur-Loire in Anjou. Take a look at Val de Loire official site for more information.

Montrichard is in the heart of the Touraine wine area, close to many of the finest Chateaux. See the Office de Tourisme Montrichard site for details about the town and Touraine Loire Valley for the wider picture. The town is host to a weekly traditional French market as are many of the other towns close by.

A visit to the beautiful town of Amboise is a must. We recommend a whole day in this lovely town which is both picturesque and full of history. Leonardo da Vinci made his last home here in the Manoir du Clos Luce.

Blois just over 30km up the road also has a superb Royal Chateau, home to many kings over the centuries. The towm is now the capital of the Loir et Cher department (No. 41).

Tours is a rambling medieval town and the capital of the Indre et Loire department (No. 37). Being largest town in the area it contains lots of things to do for all ages!! We highly recommend getting the train from Montrichard for a full day out shopping, eating and drinking in the hidden medieval side streets! Tours also has antiques markets twice a week and other French markets throughout the streets. Star sights for this town are La Place Plumereau and Maison de Tristan. The TGV stops just outside the main station at St. Pierre de Corps and is a valuable link to Paris (1 hour) and the south.

Futuroscope

Futuroscope

Parc Zoo de Beauval

Parc Zoo de Beauval

Safari Train near Amboise

Safari Train near Amboise

Golf du Chateau de Cheverny

Golf du Chateau de Cheverny

Fishing

Fishing