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5 of the best Loire Valley tours from Paris

by Paul Stafford  |  Published February 8, 2019

The Loire Valle is a long stretch of central France that surrounds the Loire River, along which vineyards and huge fairytale castles can be found. Much of this central part of the valley was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 2000, as much for the natural beauty of the area as it was for the architecture and scattering of historical towns and villages.

For people who wish to visit the beautiful Loire Valley but are short on time, the most popular way to do so is through an organised day tour from Paris. At around 150-200km away from the French capital it is only really worth opting for a full day tour or longer though, otherwise you might spend more time on the road that experiencing what’s on offer. So here are the best five tours to the Loire Valley from Paris.