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Pays de la Loire Favorites

  • walk Mayenne

    This is a city I like, always go by here, but hardly ever stay long just a snack and go on with my rounds, lucky to be here but need to put more time, Mayenne is very nice with plenty to see. I leave you with two glances and we all should be back !You have a feudal castle right on a hill off the river below. It is by most from the 13C especially...

  • Walk Chateau-Gontier

    a nice town to walk along the mayenne river and see its historical buildings, a stop for a snack on the road as well. It is in the département Mayenne no 53 in the région of Pays de la Loire.In French this is the area tourist info office pictures are not really tourism you think, as it is...

  • Walk laval

    another picturesque town that I visit on my runs in the area, this is right on the river mayenne. nice old town with a nice castle by the river.Its really only about 100 kms from Mont Saint Michel and 80 kms from Rennes and Le Mans amongst others.It is cut in two by the river Mayenne, where the right bank is the castle, the nice pedestrians...

  • walk Saumur

    another nice compact town in the loire region, and the best to see it again is to walk it.All along the Loire river is fantastic, and go into the city center with its wooden houses and great old bar like the le Richelieu at 9 Place Saint-Pierre;the views of the Loire from the castle are wonderful,and it has a nice size and beautiful mayor's office...

  • Walks on Saint Nazaire wont be tired of telling you the best way to see the towns of France is get there by car and then walk the streets of the town. Up close and personal doing it for 10 years straight living here, and its just the beginningwalking brings out the color flavor and customs of the local people and since France has...

  • Saumur in 1400 AD

    Louis I, Duke of Anjou (living in Angers) and Jean, Duke of Berry (living in Bourges) were the younger brothers of King Charles VI. All three were rich and avid collectors of Art, a taste acquired from their father. Charles helped Louis with his commissioning of th Apocalypse Tapestries and their creation. Jean acquired tapestries too but he is...

  • First Learn What Pays de la Loire Means

    Until now , over 85% of the Tips under Pays de la Loire have been about places and things not in this Region. The name was adopted by the 5 departments: Maine-et-Loire(#49)(with Angers, 143K pop.), Loire-Atlantique(#44) (with Nantes, 265K pop.), Sarthe (#72) (with Le Mans, 155K pop.) plus Vendee (#85)(with the Alantic coast) and Mayenne (#53). The...

  • Loire Valley

    The Loire Valley has so much to offer: vinyards, the beautiful river, mansions and chateaux in all different styles and ages! Some are beautiful from the outside, others fascinate you when visiting the inside - what a fantastic furniture, paintings and exhibitions of all sorts! And yet other ones are the most wonderful ones because of their gardens...

  • Loches: what to see? where to park?

    Loches, a city South East of Tours has a Medieval center upon a rock, enclosed by remparts. It's here where it all happens...If you don't have a lot of time to spend, certainly visit the Dungeon.The "Logis royal" (the castle) is remarkable, but not that special if you've seen other chateaux in the region.Free parking on the square under the...

  • Loches: Church of St.-Ours

    The Roman church in the Medieval City. Take a view inside on your way between the Logis and the Dungeon. It's free. Not very special, if you want my opinion.But the outside is worth a photo!

  • Amboise: houses built in the rock

    It's a little 5 minutes walk from the main castle of Amboise to the the Clos-Lucé.Don't miss the houses built in the rock on your left. Some are quite nice to see.

  • How to pronounce Blois

    In case you didn't know, Blois is pronounced like Blwah.Now you will sound like one of the locals!

  • Avoid the typical tourist attractions

    Great castles and medieval towns ! Choose the smaller and less known castels and you will have a surprise. Loches or Chaumont-sur-Loire are so rewarding with their tranquille atmosphere, small rooms and fairy-tale atmosphere !Some of the castles, like Cheverny are still inhabited so the turists can even admire the photos of the owners shown on the...

  • Tours a Good Base for Touring the Loire...

    Tours is a colorful and lively town and it is considered one of the best towns on the Loire River to use as a base for castle exploring. Tours was built on the site of a Roman town and in 1461 Louis XI made Tours the French capital. Tours suffered extensive damage in WWI and it became a slum, now it is beautifully restored and filled with cafes and...

  • The Lovely Towns of Pays de la Loire

    The chateax in the region are exceptional, but the historic medieval towns located in this area should be visited also. Besides Tours, where we made our base; Amboise, Blois and Saumur have much to offer, they too have chateaux. These sleepy hamets boast lovelyl Romanesque churches decorated with fescoes, historic bridges and spectacular scenery...

  • The Beautiful Chateaux

    The Loire Valley is studded with lovely chateaux. Each has it's own distinctive architecture with expansive and lovely grounds. To visit them is to remind you of the luxurious lifestyle that people enjoyed during the Renaissance. So many artisians gathered here to enrich France with a heritage that can be enjoyed today. So many gorgeous chateaux...

  • visit the tombs of Richard...

    visit the tombs of Richard Lionheart and Eleanor Aquitaine in the Abbey Royale de Fontvraud. While I don't believe their bodies are encased in the casks, I do believe they were buried below the floor where the casks currently reside.

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