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  • Paimboeuf an der Loire-Mündung
    Paimboeuf an der Loire-Mündung Photo: A. Lamoureux
  • Château de Saumur
    Château de Saumur Photo: S. Gaudard, Atout-France
  • Abtei Saint-Florent-le-Vieil
    Abtei Saint-Florent-le-Vieil Photo: A. Lamoureux, Atout-France
  • Blick auf Montsoreau Photo: M. Chaigneau, Atout-France
  • Das Schloss der Herzöge der Bretagne Photo: A. Beaumont
  • Der Loire-Radweg bei St-Florent-le-Vieil Photo: A. Lamoureux

Pays de la Loire

If you are planning an active holiday, you have to consider Pays de la Loire. Are you looking for travel tips? Our unique travel guide allows you to comfortably plan your ideal jaunt. Gather info on the best adventures throughout the region, all events you should not miss, the most impressive sights as well as huts and hotels. The following are a few of the highlights that are awaiting you in Pays de la Loire:
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Destinations in Pays de la Loire


Attractions in Pays de la Loire

Through the Valley of the kings

The castles of the Loire are unparalleled in the world: more than 400 complexes still exist today on the banks of the French river that winds through the regions of Burgundy, Centre-Val de Loire and Loire Valley-Atlantic.

The high density of defensive fortifications stems from the historical importance of the Loire: it was once a border river between the French heartland and the territories occupied by England in the north. Especially during the Hundred Years' War (1337 to 1453), numerous castles and fortresses were built.

Peace came, the fortresses were no longer needed - and were therefore transformed into enchanting castles from the beginning of the Renaissance. Wealthy nobles settled in the scenic Loire Valley. The French kings from the House of Valois ruled the country not from Paris - but from their castles on the Loire.

Cycling is the best way to discover the Loire Valley and its sights. The unique cycling route "La Loire à Vélo" covers the most beautiful places in the region. You can cycle from castle to castle on lightly trafficked roads, greenways and specially laid out cycle paths. 
Photo: A. Lamoureux
Long Distance Cycling · France
Mit dem Rad entlang der Loire
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 639.2 km
Duration 44:50 h
Ascent 485 m
Descent 680 m

„La Loire à Vélo“ ist ein mehrere hundert Kilometer langer Radwanderweg, der Cuffy (in der Nähe von Nevers) mit Saint-Brevin-les-Pins (Loire ...


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