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Loire Valley, France, Best Wine Tastings & Wine Tours

Best Wineries & Vineyards to Visit in the Loire Valley

Maison Brédif
Maison Brédif
Maison Brédif
Visit and tasting at the Pavillon Fines Bulles
Visit and tasting with a view of the Loire
Visit and exceptional tasting at the Rotonde

Maison Brédif

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Price: from 20,00 €
1-8
4.8 /5
(24 reviews)
Caves Ambacia
Caves Ambacia
Caves Ambacia
Vintage Odyssey Tour

Caves Ambacia

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Price: from 18,00 €
1-20
4.6 /5
(9 reviews)
Château De Minière
Château De Minière
Château De Minière
Pique-Nique & Wine Tasting
Visit and tasting
Wine and Chocolate Tasting
Wine tasting and free visit of the estate
Gourmet Tasting

Château De Minière

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Price: from 10,00 €
1-20
4.7 /5
(18 reviews)
Château De Fesles
Château De Fesles
Château De Fesles
Discovery of the Château de Fesles
Wine and cheese pairings

Château De Fesles

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Organic Viticulture
Price: from 5,00 €
2-40
4.9 /5
(23 reviews)
Pierre Et Bertrand Couly
Pierre Et Bertrand Couly
Pierre Et Bertrand Couly
Discovery tour
prestige visit
Escape Game Oenologique
Segway ride in the heart of the vineyard
Private Gyropod Vineyard Tour
Half-day harvest in the Loire on September 30
Picker for a day in the Loire on September 30
02 & 03 March 2024 - size discovery workshop
 June 17 & 18, 2023 - workshop discovery of green works
December 10 & 11, 2022 - blending and bottling workshop
The Workshop of the Senses: Sensory Discovery
Tasting in wine, cheese or chocolate pairing

Pierre Et Bertrand Couly

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Price: from 12,00 €
1-40
4.6 /5
(22 reviews)
Ackerman
Ackerman
Ackerman
Free visit and tasting
Art and Tasting
Food and wine pairings
Guided tour "In the heart of the Bubbles"

Ackerman

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Instant booking Sustainable viticulture
Price: from 6,00 €
1-20
4.8 /5
(4 reviews)
Domaine De Rocheville
Domaine De Rocheville
Domaine De Rocheville
Tour
Tour "Cellar secrets"
Electric ride in the vineyards
Tour "the art of winemaking"
Gourmet stroll "at the heart of the troglos"
Harvest day with the winemaker

Domaine De Rocheville

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Organic Viticulture
Price: from 9,00 €
1-20
4.6 /5
(22 reviews)
Clos Des Quarterons - Domaine Amirault
Clos Des Quarterons - Domaine Amirault
Clos Des Quarterons - Domaine Amirault
An unusual cellar visit
Journey to the center of the cellar
A vineyards, cellars and tasting experience
Sensory game in “The Aromatic Garden” - Game and Tasting
Once upon a time...Our wines !
Workshop" Listen and Taste" - Yoga and Biodynamics
 Scooter in the heart of the vineyards + Cellar visit
Oeno-Rallye: treasure hunt between vineyards and cellar

Clos Des Quarterons - Domaine Amirault

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Biodynamic viticulture
Price: from 12,00 €
2-30
4.6 /5
(11 reviews)
Maison Lacheteau - Grandes Caves Saint-roch
Maison Lacheteau - Grandes Caves Saint-roch
Maison Lacheteau - Grandes Caves Saint-roch
Troglodyte cellars and Loire Valley wine
Treasure hunt for children in the cellars
Troglodyte caves, Loire wine and cheese
Free visit of troglodyte cellars and tasting
Free troglodyte cellars, Loire wines and cheeses

Maison Lacheteau - Grandes Caves Saint-roch

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Instant booking Sustainable viticulture
Price: from 3,00 €
1-30
4.6 /5
(9 reviews)
Domaine Langlois
Domaine Langlois
Domaine Langlois
Visit to the heart of a family wine estate

Domaine Langlois

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Instant booking Organic Viticulture
Price: from 8,00 €
1-6
4.7 /5
(8 reviews)
Domaine FL
Domaine FL
Domaine FL
Discover the secrets of the FL winery

Domaine FL

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Price: from 9,00 €
1-20
4.8 /5
(8 reviews)
Chateau Du Bois Huaut
Chateau Du Bois Huaut
Chateau Du Bois Huaut
Oenological introduction and tasting of 9 vintages

Chateau Du Bois Huaut

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Price: from 35,00 €
1-15
4.5 /5
(6 reviews)
Domaine Frédéric Mabileau
Domaine Frédéric Mabileau
Domaine Frédéric Mabileau
Discover our range
Discovering the soul of the estate
Gourmet getaway at the estate
The terroir: wines and local products

Domaine Frédéric Mabileau

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Biodynamic viticulture
Price: from 0,00 €
1-20
4.8 /5
(4 reviews)
Les Pierres D'aurèle
Les Pierres D'aurèle
Les Pierres D'aurèle
Gourmet tasting
Visit of an estate in Touraine
Aperitif in the vineyards
Saturday Harvest
Vertical Tasting
Assembly workshop

Les Pierres D'aurèle

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Sustainable viticulture
Price: from 7,00 €
1-40
4.5 /5
(6 reviews)
Château Du Cléray
Château Du Cléray
Château Du Cléray
Privilege visit
Small visit of the cellars
Treasure hunt in the vineyards

Château Du Cléray

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Sustainable viticulture
Price: from 5,00 €
2-50
4.9 /5
(5 reviews)
Rendez-vous Dans Les Vignes
Rendez-vous Dans Les Vignes
Rendez-vous Dans Les Vignes
From vine to wine tour

Rendez-vous Dans Les Vignes

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Price: from 48,00 €
2-12
4 /5
(3 reviews)
Château De Tracy
Château De Tracy
Château De Tracy
Le Vigneron Gourmand - Private tour of the cellar and tasting

Château De Tracy

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Sustainable viticulture
Price: from 35,00 €
2-12
4.5 /5
(1 reviews)
Domaine La Perruche
Domaine La Perruche
Domaine La Perruche
Immersion: In the Heart of the Winery

Domaine La Perruche

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Sustainable viticulture
Price: from 6,50 €
1-15
4.7 /5
(5 reviews)
Joseph Mellot
Joseph Mellot
Joseph Mellot
Guided tour of the historic cellar
Chavignol wine and dung tasting

Joseph Mellot

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Sustainable viticulture
Price: from 5,00 €
2-10
4.8 /5
(6 reviews)
Caves Monmousseau
Caves Monmousseau
Caves Monmousseau
Free tour
Guided tour "Wines and Châteaux"

Caves Monmousseau

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Instant booking Sustainable viticulture
Price: from 7,00 €
1-15
5 /5
(2 reviews)
Domaine De Noiré
Domaine De Noiré
Domaine De Noiré
Visit of the Domaine and the wine cellar with wine tasting

Domaine De Noiré

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Organic Viticulture
Price: from 15,00 €
1-10
4 /5
(1 reviews)
Maison Jamet
Maison Jamet
Maison Jamet
November 26: festival at home!
Authentic experience: visit and tasting

Maison Jamet

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Instant booking Sustainable viticulture
Price: from 10,00 €
1-30
4.8 /5
(5 reviews)
Domaine Du Closel
Domaine Du Closel
Domaine Du Closel
Escapade - Guided tours and prestige tasting workshops of 5 wines.
Exquisite Accord

Domaine Du Closel

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Biodynamic viticulture
Price: from 29,00 €
1-10
5 /5
(2 reviews)
Domaine Du Vieux Pressoir
Domaine Du Vieux Pressoir
Domaine Du Vieux Pressoir
Visit our wine cellar, underground cellars and taste our wines
Taste our wines and discover our appellations

Domaine Du Vieux Pressoir

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Organic Viticulture
Price: from 0,00 €
1-20
Val de Loire Travel
Val de Loire Travel
Val de Loire Travel
One day in Loire Valley

Val de Loire Travel

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Price: from 300,00 €
2-8
5 /5
(1 reviews)
Domaine De Nerleux
Domaine De Nerleux
Domaine De Nerleux
The essence of wolves
Family escape room
Visit & Escape Room

Domaine De Nerleux

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Price: from 9,00 €
1-50
4.5 /5
(2 reviews)
Domaine Eric Louis - Les Celliers De La Pauline
Domaine Eric Louis - Les Celliers De La Pauline
Domaine Eric Louis - Les Celliers De La Pauline
Cellar visit and tasting

Domaine Eric Louis - Les Celliers De La Pauline

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Sustainable viticulture
Price: from 15,00 €
2-20
Domaine des Champs Fleuris
Domaine des Champs Fleuris
Domaine des Champs Fleuris
Wine Cruise

Domaine des Champs Fleuris

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Price: from 35,00 €
6-12
Domaine Landron Chartier
Domaine Landron Chartier
Domaine Landron Chartier
Wine Bike Tour

Domaine Landron Chartier

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Organic Viticulture
Price: from 54,00 €
4-10
5 /5
(1 reviews)
Jeep Wine Tour
Jeep Wine Tour
Jeep Wine Tour
Ride through the vineyards in a Jeep Willys
Ride in the vineyards & Tasting in a Jeep Willys
Duo ride to discover Sancerre and Pouilly

Jeep Wine Tour

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Price: from 49,00 €
2-3
Château de Chaintres
Château de Chaintres
Château de Chaintres
Visit-tasting

Château de Chaintres

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Biodynamic viticulture
Price: from 7,50 €
1-25
4 /5
(1 reviews)
Caves M Plouzeau
Caves M Plouzeau
Caves M Plouzeau
Tasting in our cellars under the fortress

Caves M Plouzeau

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Organic Viticulture
Price: from 8,00 €
1-12
A La Française - Loire
A La Française - Loire
A La Française - Loire
Chambord-Chenonceau with private lunch
Electric bike day at Château de Chambord
Chambord-Chenonceau without lunch
Morning - Azay-le-Rideau and Villandry gardens
Afternoon in Vouvray - visit and tasting
Azay-le-Rideau, Villandry and Vouvray day

A La Française - Loire

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Price: from 89,00 €
1-8
Domaine Sauvete
Domaine Sauvete
Domaine Sauvete
Flânerie in Domaine Sauvète - Guided visit by the winegrower

Domaine Sauvete

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Organic Viticulture
Price: from 9,50 €
4-20
Loire Evasion
Loire Evasion
Loire Evasion
Escape to the Loire: group tasting

Loire Evasion

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Price: from 25,00 €
6-35
Château De Buranlure
Château De Buranlure
Château De Buranlure
Private tour of the castle
Gastronomic tour

Château De Buranlure

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Sustainable viticulture
Price: from 56,00 €
2-18
Domaine Laureau
Domaine Laureau
Domaine Laureau
In the basement
Visit of the vineyards and tasting
Oenology: vertical tasting
Open doors

Domaine Laureau

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Instant booking Organic Viticulture
Price: from 3,00 €
1-100
Âme Wine
Âme Wine
Âme Wine
Wine Rallies through the vines

Âme Wine

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Price: from 55,00 €
10-30
Une Autre Cave
Une Autre Cave
Une Autre Cave
Oenological workshop by awakening the senses

Une Autre Cave

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Instant booking
Price: from 60,00 €
4-12
Bumblebee Manor
Bumblebee Manor
Bumblebee Manor
One day tasting local wines

Bumblebee Manor

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Price: from 170,00 €
4-8

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Best cities to visit in Loire Valley, France

Saumur
Saumur
4.4/5 (2768 reviews)
70 experiences
Saumur is a beautiful city in the Loire Valley of France that is renowned for its magnificent architecture and sustainably-farmed wineries. Located in the western part of the Loire Valley, it is roughly two hours from Paris and is full of his...

Chinon
4/5 (1664 reviews)
70 experiences
Loire Valley wine tours from Chinon are the perfect way to guarantee an exciting and unforgettable trip in the western part of France. Chinon is a small commune in the heart of the Loire Valley, France, known for its fantastic wine offerings,...
Chinon

Tours
Tours
4.9/5 (1859 reviews)
71 experiences
Would you like to book a cellar visit with wine tasting in the city of Tours? Find your happiness on Winalist. Neophytes, wine lovers, gourmets, a weekend on the Loire Wine Route will make you discover the wealth of wine tourism itineraries i...

Amboise
4.6/5 (3763 reviews)
26 experiences
Would you like to book a cellar visit with wine tasting in the town of Amboise? Find your happiness on Winalist. The vineyard surrounding the Château d'Amboise is one of the most beautiful in Touraine. For a few hours, you discover the castl...
Amboise

Sancerre
Sancerre 10 experiences
Sancerre is located between Bourges and Blois . On the Loire wine route, it is near the Menetou Salon and Pouilly-fumé appellations. The wines of the AOC Sancerre can be tasted in the 3 colors, The grape varieties that reign over Sancerre ar...

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What to know before visiting Loire Valley wineries

How do I book a wine weekend in the Loire Valley? +

With Winalist, wine tourism in the Loire Valley is just a few clicks away! Thanks to our search and booking platform, you and your loved ones can discover incredible vineyards and castles. Select your next wine destination using specific search criteria. Book your tasting experience at the date and time of your choice - no matter the season. Once you've booked your activity, we'll send you a confirmation email and a reminder before your tour or experience. Winalist is the chosen wine tourism platform in the Loire Valley, France.

Which villages to visit in the Loire Valley? +

There are plenty of Loire cities and villages to visit when you visit this region of France. 

Apremont-sur-Allier is classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France. Medieval and flowery (classified as a remarkable garden), it is undoubtedly a must-visit spot in this gorgeous region.

On the edge of the Loire, be sure to visit Beaugency and its keep, then Meung-sur-Loire and its old mills. These villages contain heaps of charm. If you have the time, be sure to visit Loches, which overlooks the Indre valley; it's an incredible view that you shouldn't miss! Last, Montrsor, a village in Touraine, is a fortified village from the 11th century in the countryside, which takes you back to another era. Last, if you want to visit the biggest city in the Loire Valley, be sure to head over to Saumur.

What are the most beautiful castles in the Loire Valley? +

There are tons of castles you shouldn’t miss when visiting the Loire Valley. The Château de Chambord, de Blois, d'Ambroise, as well as the Château de Chenonceau, as well as the Château de Chenonceau, or even Azay-le-Rideau are all castles that you shouldn't miss if you visit the Loire Valley. If you have time, also be sure to visit the Château de Chinon, Saumur, Ussé, or even the Château de Villandry. No matter which site you choose to visit, Loire Valley wine and castle tours will not disappoint!

When is the best time to visit the Loire Valley for wine tasting? +

The Loire Valley is a great place to visit at any time of year, but there are some times of the year that are better than others if you're looking to book a wine experience. The best time to visit the Loire Valley is early spring or late fall, when temperatures are mild. This is because there's more sunshine during these times, but it isn't swelteringly hot, so you can enjoy the outdoors more comfortably.<br><br>The Loire Valley wine region is an excellent choice for your next French wine-tasting vacation. With its beautiful scenery and secluded vineyards, it's a great place to take in the sights, taste delicious wines and relax in comfort.

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Here are the wine estates in Loire Valley wineries that can accommodate groups of 8 people or more: View wine tours and tastings in Loire Valley.
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The Loire Valley, located in western France, is one of the most beautiful wine regions in Europe. With its rolling hills and majestic chateaux, it's no wonder this area has been home to many winemaking families for centuries (and that Loire wine tourism is so popular). Today, wineries continue popping up all over the region. If you're planning a trip to visit a winery in the Loire valley or just want to explore some local wines during your next vacation in France, be sure to read about the Loire Valley with Winalist.


Loire Valley wine tours are a popular option for those looking to discover the beauty and history of this region, while also indulging in tasting world-renowned wine varieties. Whether you’re searching for a full-day wine tour in the Loire Valley to taste its sweet wine and grape varieties, or you want a short tasting at a local winery, Winalist can help you find the perfect option to fit your preferences.


Loire Valley wine highlights

  • Known for sparkling wine, reds, and whites.
  • Close to Paris.
  • Full of historic chateaux, castles, and a rich history of winemaking.


About Wine Tours & Tastings in the Loire Valley, France


Loire Valley wine tours are a fun, relaxing way to explore this beautiful region of France. This region is known for its top-notch wine varieties and beautiful vineyards, along with wine tasting tours that let you sample some of the best vintages in France.


Chateaux are one of the most popular attractions in this area of France, besides its wine. There are dozens of chateaux around the Loire Valley region, so it's possible to spend several days touring them.


With Winalist, you can explore and book incredible wine tours, all from the comfort of your own home. Use our wine tourism booking tool to search for the best wine tours in your desired area, and then book a wine tour that fits you.


The beautiful Loire Valley, west of Paris and bordered by the Loire river, is chock full of picturesque vineyards and magnificent chateaux. The area is known for its sparkling wines as well as reds and whites. Whether you're a wine connoisseur or simply want to learn more about this French region's grapes and wines, you’re bound to enjoy a Loire Valley wine tour.


Where is the Loire Valley of France located?


The Loire Valley is located in western France, near Paris. The valley is bordered by the river Loire, and part of it has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's home to many beautiful castles and vineyards that have been making wine since the Middle Ages.


Chateaux in the Loire Valley


Chateaux can be found throughout the Loire Valley and many offer tours and tastings of their wines. When you choose one that includes wine tasting opportunities, you'll have access to premium French wines without having to go through the process of making them yourself.


Some of the best Chateaux in the Loire Valley include:

  • Chateau de Chambord, also known as the Chateau Royal de Blois and the Palace of François I. Built in 1519 by King Francis I and his wife, Louise of Savoy, this castle is one of the first examples of French Renaissance architecture. A highlight, Chambord was one of Leonardo da Vinci's creations and boasts 374 rooms, 83 staircases and 365 chimneys.
  • The Chateau de Beauregard was built between 1513 and 1514 for Francis I; however, he never stayed there because he died before it was completed. When Diane de Poitiers inherited it in 1570 from her husband Jean II d'Angennes who had died a few years earlier, she made extensive changes to both its external appearance and its internal layout over several decades since then until she died herself at age 70 or 80 (historians differ on which figure they believe). One interesting detail about this chateau is that you can see some evidence of bullet marks on its walls; these were left behind after a battle during World War II when German forces briefly occupied France.
  • Chenonceau Castle is another great attraction to visit while in the Loire Valley. A UNESCO World Heritage Site built in 1513, this castle sits upon two islands on the Cher River (where it was originally used as a bridge). It's now famous for being one of the most picturesque castles in all Europe thanks to its elegant architecture and stunning gardens.


History of Winemaking Loire Valley, France


Winemaking in the Loire Valley of France dates back to Roman times. The ancient Romans cultivated grapevines here and introduced the technique of converting grape juice into wine. However, it wasn't until after their departure from Gaul that viticulture began to flourish. Today, there are more than twenty-five thousand acres (ten thousand hectares) devoted to vineyards in this region the largest concentration of vines outside of Bordeaux.


Loire Valley Wine Tasting Itineraries


The Loire Valley is a beautiful region of France where you will be able to visit historical Loire Castles, traditional wineries, and world-class wine varieties. You can explore this region on your own or book Loire Valley wine tours with Winalist! Our partnering wine guides have centuries of combined knowledge and will provide you with insider information about each wine region or vineyard in the Loire Valley so that you get the most out of your visit.


Winalist has partnered with some of the best tours and tour hosts in the area to bring our customers more options for their trip to France. You can use our custom search tool at the top of this page to find Loire Valley wine tasting itineraries that suit your preferences.


Where to Stay in the Loire Valley, France Wine Region


There are plenty of accommodations for staying in the Loire Valley of France. There are many vineyards in this wine region, so it's essential to find a place close enough to visit wineries easily. Second, many people visit this region to view the river Loire, so you may wish to find accommodations near this infamous river as well.


How to get to the Loire Valley Region of France


The Loire Valley region is easily accessible by train, car, or bus. If you're staying in Paris and traveling to the Loire Valley, you have the option of taking a TGV (high speed train) or regional train to Tours, Blois or Amboise. You can also take a local train from Paris Montparnasse station to Chinon, Saumur or Angers. The journey takes about 1 hour 30 minutes for regional trains and less than 2 hours for high-speed trains that stop at more stations along the way.


What types of wines do wineries in the Loire Valley produce?


Although the Loire Valley is most famous for its sparkling wines, these are not the only types of wine that you can find there. In fact, it's quite possible that you won't see any sparkling wines on your trip at all!


The three main types of wine produced in this region are Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, and Cabernet Franc. The grapes used to produce these wines include Chenin Blanc (for white wines), Chardonnay (for whites), Gamay Noir & Pinot Noir (for reds) as well as Ugni Blanc & Colombard Sauvignon Blanc.


The most common grapes grown in the Loire Valley include Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chenin Blanc.


How to get to the Loire Valley of France


The Loire Valley region is easily accessible to tourists by plane and by car.

  • Fly direct from the UK to Paris (Charles de Gaulle Airport), then take a short taxi ride or a bus to your destination.
  • Drive from Paris: Take a train from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Bordeaux, then continue on toward the Loire Valley via A10 highway.
  • For those who wish to avoid flying, there are several options for driving in France with an international license.

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