Discover the incredible “Garden of France” at your own pace, stopping to admire the stately elegance of centuries-old chateaux, always assured that your room and dinner will be waiting for you at the end of the day. You will cycle through the scenic vineyards and fragrant forests west of Tours and visit the must-see castles of Azay le Rideau, Angers and the Villandry Gardens, as well as the delightful, though less well known, Saumur and Chinon chateaux. Your luggage will be transported from hotel to hotel.
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Prices are per person in US$ – inclusive bike rental *This tour can be guided upon request
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|March to October
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Hotel Oceania L’Univers, Tours
The Oceania L’Univers hotel is located just across from the town hall in Tours. Here you will find a mix of tradition and modern design. The hotel sports an impressive collection of portraits of notable guests, but also offers a newly renovated rooms, a pool, and spa area, all with an emphasis on modern materials and color palettes. The hotel staff can advise you on the historical sites of Tours, and also on upcoming cultural and social events.
Hotel Le Grand Monarque, Azay-le-Rideau
The Grand Monarque hotel, located in the center of Azay-le-Rideau, is only meters away from the largest castles of the Loire Valley. This former 18th century post office has become a charming hotel where dark tones and exposed beams mingle with the clarity of the tufa stone. You will find a small haven of peace on the hotel terrace, surrounded with old trees. The hotel also features an on-site restaurant and bar.
Hotel de France, Chinon
Hotel de France is an ideal place to discover the sweet lifestyle of Chinon, including very flavorful food and excellent wine. The hotel offers a beautifully renovated, 16th century building complete with stylish, comfortable rooms with balconies overlooking the chateau and a charming square with a fountain. Inside, you will find a friendly staff, authentic charm, comfort, and respect for tradition.
Hotel Anne D’Anjou, Saumur
This beautiful 18th century mansion is situated on the banks of the Loire river, just walking distance to the historical city center of Saumur. The hotel façade, listed as a “Historical Monument,” has a sumptuous staircase beneath a Trompe l’Oeil ceiling, and drawings by emperor Napoleon I’s architects. Here you will find many suggestions of the past, as well as all the modern amenities you need for a comfortable stay.
Hotel De France – Angers
The Hotel De France has changed a lot since it’s opening in 1893. Back then, the Bouyer family offered guests a candle, logs for the fireplace, and water. Still a family business today, you will find extremely modern amenities including beautiful lounges, and an award-winning gastronomic restaurant and brasserie on-site. The hotel is also ideally located just in front of the Angers train station.
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