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Walking, Cycling, Chateaux visits and Wine Tasting  in the Loire Valley
around Les Fleurs

The countryside around Les Fleurs ( Self Catering Gites in the Loire) is ideal for walking and cycling holidays. Surrounded by vineyards, sunflowers, maize, quaint villages, many historic places of interest and in the heart of the Parc National, we are ideally placed for walking, cycling and motoring alike.

Just outside the enclosed courtyard, turning either left or right will lead our guests to routes with  magnificent views. On the back roads around Les Fleurs, traffic is very light, the cyclist or walker will  encounter  hardly any vehicles

Hire a cycle from Les Fleurs Walk amongst the vines
Walk amongst the vines
Hire a cycle from Les Fleurs  
Smile at the sunflower's Marvel at the view's
Smile at the sunflower's Marvel at the view's
 
Romance at Montreuil Bellay
A Sunday outing on a quiet road Romance at Montreuil Bellay

We have route maps for both cyclist and walkers and suggested itineraries from Les Fleurs or further afield.
 
 
The sunflowers will smile at you

 

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A Suggested Tour

Start your tour in romantic Saumur
   
 
Take a break in historic Montesoreau
 
statue of Joan D’Arc
Your route leads you to Chinon; marvel at the statue of Joan D’Arc
 
 Or divert toFontevraud Abbey The resting place of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Richard the Lionheart
 
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Wine Tasting holidays and tours in the Loire Valley

 

 
There are many small wine producers in the area who partly rely on the tourist trade to keep them in business. Guests staying at Les Fleurs (Self catering holidays in the Loire) are given  suggested wine routes of recommended vintners.

Here we give you just three of these highly recommended  Loire wines. There are 63 Appellations d’Origine Contrôlées in the Loire Valley’s patchwork of wines from Nantes to Sancerre.

                               


Wonderful wines are produced in the Loire, one of which is sweet and unique Coteaux du Layon, which can only be produced from vineyards that border the Layon River. Coteaux du Layon has been produced for 15 centuries!! Made with the Chenin Blanc grape.
 

 
In 1089 the Abbey at Bourgueil was credited with the introducing the wonderful and versatile Cabernet Franc to the district. Bourgueil is a red wine, similar to Chinon, it is difficult to distinguish one from the other. This is because Bourgueil and Chinon share the same type of soil, history and wine making tradition. Bourgueil is made from Cabernet grapes it is often compared to a Médoc.
Rosé de la Loire is a clean, light, fruity and refreshing wine. The Loire valley region has been perfecting this crisp dry style for hundreds of years. Made from the cabinet franc grape.
 

The above wines are just a very short selection of the wines produced in the region. Wine festivals are held throughout the area and are a great day out. (It is a good idea to nominate a driver as French drink drive laws are very strict). We have  put together a very comprehensive guide in all of the properties to vinters and wines in the region.

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 Loire Valley Chateaux Visits
 
Angers Chateau Saumur Chateau
Villandry Chateau Gardens Villandry Chateau
   

        Montreuil Bellay Chateau

   Brissac Chateau
   

The Loire is renowned for its romantic and historic chateaux. As we are centrally placed for visiting many of these fabulous former homes of the kings, queens and princes of France, guests staying with us can easily follow our suggested itinerary and soak up the history and romance of these extraordinary former palaces, hunting lodges and stately homes of the wealthy.

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