Go to the heart of the undulating landscape, the wines, and the stories that the Loire Valley has so readily produced...
The fertile Loire Valley has long nurtured both the noble families and the prized vines of France. Home to historic châteaux and estates of considerable pedigree, there is arguably no single place which better encapsulates the relationship between wine and history.
Here, medieval fortresses and Renaissance residences are just a few of the historical treasures awaiting discovery. Explore Château de Chinon, where Joan of Arc pledged to help Charles VII defeat the English in battle, and spend a day in Honfleur, former stomping ground of Impressionist painters including Monet. But the story of the Loire is by no means restricted to the walls of its traditionally historic sites — its many wineries also spin a fascinating tale of the region, while illustrating their very own struggles and triumphs.
At every turn we find exceptional wineries, tasting some of France’s most famous varieties including Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadet, and Vouvray. From our very first moment in the country, when we enjoy a picnic lunch and tasting aboard our coach to Tours, we treat our collective palates to a carefully curated selection of wines and sumptuous dinners, including a mouth-watering Michelin-starred meal. Lush and serene, the ever-popular Loire Valley is a treat for all the senses, so join us on tour to see — and taste — it for yourself.
- Join us as honoured guests of superb Loire Valley wineries, for tours, tastings, and sumptuous meals
- Taste a range of world-class wines in renowned appellations, from traditional method sparkling wines to rosé with hints of strawberry, rose petal, and slate
- Allow yourself to be awestruck by Medieval castles of almost-mythical status, royal effigies, and the gargantuan Apocalypse Tapestry of Angers
- Discover the origin of Bénédictine at its evocative birthplace — an 11th century abbey in Fécamp
In a destination at the very heart of France, expect nothing less than the most characteristically French of varieties — Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadet, and Vouvray. For something a little different, head to the Benedictine Abbey to taste the famous spirit made by monks there for hundreds of years.