The Loire department in the heart of the country of France is an undiscovered gem when it comes to visitors. A Loire holiday means that you can enjoy a range of activities without being surrounded by mass tourism. The Loire department has a mixture of landscapes, is scattered with Medieval villages and is renowned for its gastronomic delights. A Loire holiday rental house is the ideal base from which to explore this beautiful, interesting part of France and indulge in all of the comforts you would expect in a first-class hotel.
If you love the Great Outdoors, then a Loire holiday is an ideal choice for you. There is an abundance of outdoor pursuits to be enjoyed in the department including sailing, fishing, windsurfing, paragliding, tennis, golf, horse riding, skiing and roller- blading. The various gorges, plateaus, mountains and plains of the department are also wonderful for activities such as mountain biking, rock climbing and hiking. The scenery is also an attractive feature of a Loire holiday, particularly for those who like to indulge in a spot of photography or painting.
If you can tear yourself away from your wonderful Loire holiday rental house then there are some great cities, towns and villages worth visiting. A Loire holiday would not be complete without a day trip to the nearby city of Lyon, approximately an hour's journey east from the centre of the Loire department. Lyon is an historical and culturally important city, which has many great attractions for visitors to enjoy. This includes the renowned Musee des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, which features classical works of art by famous artists such as Picasso, Rembrandt and Matisse. Visitors will also love the Amphitheatre of The Three Gauls, which was built in 19 A.D. and was an important gathering place for ancient Gallic tribes.
If you are thinking about booking a Loire holiday rental house, you will be able to experience a Maritime climate. This means that there are warm summers and mild, wet winters. The warmest months of the year to have a Loire holiday are July and August when the daytime temperature can reach as high as 25°C. The winter month of February is usually the coldest month with daytime temperatures of around 8°C.
Travel to Loire, France Travellers on a Loire holiday will likely arrive at Lyon Airport (LYS) which is just under 2 hours away from the area. Air operators that offer regular, affordable flights to the area include BMI, Air France, British Airways and easyJet. Passengers can depart from various UK airports such as Manchester (MAN), Edinburgh (EDI), Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW) and Birmingham (BHX).