Famed for its splendid châteaux, gastronomy and excellent wines, the Loire Valley meanders across France below Paris separating the northern and southern regions.
The Kings and Queens of France, the nobility and their entourage travelled from Paris to settle on this fertile ground and gradually replaced the old feudal fortresses with opulent estates and palaces. More than 300 châteaux remain forming one of the largest Unesco World Heritage sites.
Charming lively cities, including Orléans, Blois, Tours and Angers were created. Their beautiful churches, grand palaces and courtyards make ideal settings for concerts of all kinds.
|Day 1 – Early morning coach departure – Channel crossing Dover-Calais – Arrive Tours – Evening Meal|
|Day 2 – Morning to explore Tours including Basilica of St-Martin, Place Plumereau and Les Halles – Evening Meal – CONCERT|
|Day 3 – Excursion to Angers, home of the Plantagenets, where you can visit the Château d’Angers with its fine medieval tapestries – CONCERT – Evening Meal|
|Day 4 – Morning visit to the Jardins de Villandry – Afternoon trip to the Château de Blois – CONCERT – Evening Meal|
|Day 5 – Coach departure
– Channel crossing Calais-Dover – Arrive home in the evening
from £695 pp
based on 47 passengers travelling November 2023