Classified as World Heritage by theUnesco, the Loire Valley offers magnificent routes in the heart of vines and cellars, between castles and dungeons, hillsides of Loire and picturesque domains, royal gardens and abbeys or historical villages and, of course, winegrowers.
You can taste authentic and character grape varieties, following the banks of the river, on a route very rich Offering sparkling, quiet, dry and semi-secs, soft, tannic or even more fruity wines.
Tourism and tasting, to discover the wines of the Loire Valley.
The Loire Valley has The longest road of wines of France. It extends along the Royal River that you follow through the vineyards in order to discover a land of the arts and letters, of royal residences and the cradle of the Renaissance.
The different routes make you discover and taste Character grape varieties Like the Cabernet Franc for the Red and the Loire Valley Star grape variety, the Chenin, giving dry white wines, as well as sumptuous sweets like Vouvray or Montlouis.
Gamay Rouge, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pineau d'Aunis, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, so many grape varieties that also come to the list and producing young and light wines, as well as more wines tannic.
Abstaining terroirs offering wines of great diversity, from Angers to Saumur, from Tours to Chinon, but also Sancerre in Bourges, the wines of the Loire Valley will undoubtedly seduce you.
Walks on the Loire Valley wine roads.
The Loire Valley vineyard is large and number of tourist routes are possible. From Nantes, you can head to the medieval city of Clisson and continue your journey towards Champtoceaux to taste velvety nutmeg, with fleshy texture and accompanied by an aromatic expression as intense as it is complex.
Then, between Champtoceaux and Saumur, you arrive in the wines of Anjou, Saumur, Layon and Crémant de Loire, Located around the city of Angers and Saumur.
Anjou is Renowned for its great white wines Like the Savennières appellation, which magnifies the Chenin grape, and its soft whites from the Layon valley.
The Saumur vineyard, meanwhile, owes its reputation to its red wines from the appellation Saumur-Champigny And to its sparkling wines like the Crémant de Loire or the raw Saumur.
A stop is essential Here for a visit to the Abbey of Fontevraud and the gourmet cuisine of chef Thibaut Ruggeri, golden and starred Bocuse in the Michelin guide, the troglodyte, Angers, Saumur and their castles.
Then, between Saumur and Chenonceau, the country of Rabelais on the route of Touraine wines, discover the wines of Chinon and Bourgueil.
Discover the Red Chinon, whose Cabernet Franc is the main grapeed giving a range of wines ranging from Dry and light with the most powerful and structured wines.
The pink And her dress ranging from very pale salmon to intense pink and the nose evoking fishing or lychee. It is flexible, sometimes with aromas of pink and red berries or even grapefruit.
Whites Made of Chenin and giving great dry wines or white Chinon, a rarity representing only 3 % of the grape varieties.
The Bourgueil Gives elegant red wines from the same grape variety as its neighbor, and rarer, dry, aromatic and fruity rosés.
An essential the region of the Val de Loir center, the Visits to Châteaux de Chinon, Amboise, Chenonceaux, Azay Le Rideau and Tuffeau cellars.
Between Chenonceau and St Aignan, going to Sologne by the Cher Valley, you can visit Cheverny, Chambord, Valençay and continue to discover Touraine wine.
Then, your route continues on the Loire Valley vineyard route to taste the Menetou Salon, Quincy, Reuilly, Sancerre as well as Pouilly-Fumé whose land dominates the course of the river.
The Loire vineyard, the Loire valley by bicycle or on foot.
Starting from Tours, a special route is offered to you on the site of the Tours tourist office. You can also choose a twenty -kilometer route around Amboise and Montlouis or a thirty -kilometer route around Chinon and the Véron peninsula.
Three hikes are to be noted more particularly and each guiding you to discover an appellation: the first around Panzoult in order to discover the AOC Chinon. The second in Saint Ouen Les Vignes to discover and taste the AOC Touraine Amboise. A third, just as pleasant, in Vernon sur Brenne to discover the AOC Vouvray.