Off the beaten path in Centre-Loire Valley

More than just rivers and cities

Do you know that each chateau, each little town in Centre-Loire Valley has more than just long history, but also many mysterious and passionate stories? From François 1er to Leonardo da Vinci. from Rodin and Camille Claudel, there are many hidden places you don't want miss.

Hidden Gems on the Road

By the river of Loire, inside of oak tree forest, there are many hidden villages and places you do not want miss. Ride a bike, or take a boat, you are on the way to the incentive trip of Centre-Loire Valley.

This is a region of French chateaux, artistic gardens, elegant villages and wild lives. In order to taste the true flavor of Centre-Loire Valley, you need go deeper, to unveil the hidden gems on the road.

Château of Valmer and magical gardens

One of the most magical historical monument in Centre Loire Valley, Valmer is an enchanted place with beautiful chateau, magical gardens and wines.

Italian style hanging gardens of the Renaissance. Eight levels of terrasses overlooking protected landscapes, it’s a place where fairy tale happens.

Even more, there is a rare troglodytic chapel dating from 1524, can you find it when you visiting Chateau de Valmer?

Château de l'Islette and love affairs

Low profiled Château de l’Islette is more than just another beautiful chateau in Centre Loire Valley, this is the place where passionate love affair between Rodin and Camille Claudel has happened.

History of this Renaissance château can dated back to1530. Jump on a boat, or try picnics at the riverside, Château de l’Islette will show you the passion of secret love.

Candes-Saint-Martin and pictureque view

Listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France, Candes-Saint-Martin is a perfect place to have the magical sunset view

White tuffeau stone, blue sky, crystal clear Loire river and nice local people, in here you will find the true life style of Centre Loire Valley village.

Carry your camera, ready for the right moment, Candes-Saint-Martin is the place for photography lovers!

Montrésor and Renaissance atmosphere

Do you want to know what Renaissance town would look like? Welcome to Montrésor.

It’s like time has stopped here, Montrésor has seized the perfect moment of Renaissance town, and presents it to you. As one of the most beautiful village in France, this lovely place has been elected 2nd favorite village of French people in 2015!

Only one hour walk in town, you will feel traveled back in time.

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