A Visit to Loire Valley - Like Something Out of a Fairytale

By Halal Trip | 24, Nov, 2016
A Visit to Loire Valley - Like Something Out of a Fairytale

One of the most visited travel destinations in France, the Loire Valley is known across for its famous chateaux or castles and is popularly called the ‘Garden of France'. What makes this beautiful attraction in France worth visiting? This article explores why you must visit Loire Valley when in France.

 

A listed UNESCO World Heritage Site, Loire Valley is all about beautiful landscapes, majestic castles and exquisite architecture. The valley is broadly divided into central and western regions - the Centre-Val de Loire and the Pays de la Loire.

What to see at Loire Valley

 

The lovely royal Chateau de Chambord looks like a castle just out of the fairytales. You can also buy a number of souvenirs from the shops that surround the chateau. Standing proudly over the Loire River is the Chateau d'Amboise. The other popular castles in the region include the Chateau de Villandry, Azay-le-Rideau, Chateaux du Pin and Chenonceau. You may also enjoy a wonderful boat trip along the Loire River.

 

Loire Valley is an excellent place to enjoy the beauty of nature. The small port of Candes Saint Martin is a wonderful destination for spotting tropical fauna. Apart from the Loire River scenery and activities that can be enjoyed around it, there are rivers namely Cher, Indre and Vienne each featuring its own charm and opportunities for enjoyment.

Cities to Visit Near Loire Valley

Some of the cities worth visiting in the Loire Valley include Tours, Orleans, the capital of the region, Blois and Loches. The countryside of the Loire Valley is dotted with beautiful villages that are excellent for exploring. Shopping can be enjoyed around the cities and towns in the Loire Valley.

Mosques and Halal Food Near Loire Valley

The major cities like Orleans and Tours have a number of Masaajid. The Mosquée Sunnah in Orleans and the Mosquée de Bouzignac in Tours are the most prominent mosques in the region. You can always ask around with the friendly locals about nearby mosques and Halal food. If you're lucky, you can find a few Halal restaurants near Loire Valley; the region is known for its gastronomic delights. Alternatively, there are a number of vegetarian and seafood delicacies that you can enjoy in the region.

How to Reach Loire Valley

The Loire Valley is about a two hours' drive from Paris. Visitors can also take a train from Paris or fly in from London or Dublin. The entire Loire Valley is well connected by trains and there are several cycle trails that visitors can explore after renting a bicycle.