Where to stay around Loire Valley?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,514 holiday lettings near Loire Valley. From 1,092 Houses to 577 Cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Loire Valley is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Loire Valley?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Loire Valley. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Tours: 349 holiday homes
  • Amboise: 411 holiday homes
  • Orléans: 82 holiday homes
  • Chinon: 301 holiday homes
  • Blois: 312 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Loire Valley! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Loire Valley?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Loire Valley with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Tours: 349 holiday lettings
  • Amboise: 411 holiday lettings
  • Orléans: 82 holiday lettings
  • Chinon: 301 holiday lettings
  • Blois: 312 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Loire Valley?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Loire Valley are:

  • Amboise (XAM): 783 self catering accommodations
  • Deols Airport (CHR): 23 self catering accommodations
  • Vierzon (XVZ): 55 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Loire Valley?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Loire Valley. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • ZooParc de Beauval: 450 holiday rentals
  • Priory of Lavaray: 627 holiday rentals
  • Chateau d'Amboise: 783 holiday rentals
  • Maison de la Riviere: 624 holiday rentals
  • Tours Cathedral: 681 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Loire Valley listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a holiday rental, home or villa in Val de Loire your home away from home

The Val de Loire, a central region of France, south of Paris, is renowned for its fine historical towns, vineyards, beautiful chateaux and the famous Loire Valley. Known as the Valley of the Kings due to the magnificence and number of incredible chateaux, castles and villas, the Val de Loire separates north and south France. Much of the area was declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.

Things to do in Val de Loire, France

The turrets, chateaux, castles and villas in Val de Loire, not to mention the scenery, mean that walking in the Val de Loire has become hugely popular, with plenty of interesting sites to see. The cathedrals at Bourges and Chartes are two of the most magnificent in France, and the stained glass of Chartres is unsurpassed in much of Europe. The rolling hills and extended plains make Val de Loire cycling tours great fun. Whether you use a Val de Loire holiday rental as a base for many day trips of a series of Val de Loire barns, gites and villas in Val de Loire as bases whilst touring the department on bicycle, there are plenty of attractions and good restaurants, cafes and tavernas to recuperate in.

For wine or food lovers, the Loire Valley is a destination not to be missed. For connoisseurs, taking a holiday rental in Val de Loire means you can truly discover the best of the Loire Valley's 22 wines.

Places to holiday in Val de Loire, France

Indre-et-Loire is one of the departments of Val de Loire, famous for its wealth of outstanding chateaux. Especially worth a visit are the dramatic chateaus of Chateau d'Amboise, Azay-le-Rideau and Chinon.

Loire-et-Cher, the neighbouring department is also known as a great location for cycle tours. The dramatic castles of the Loire Valley stand poignantly, and the Castle of Chambord is one of the most spectacular.

Indre is another intriguing department of Val de Loire. The small town of Saint-Benoit-du-Sault is a medieval village perched high on a rocky outcrop over the Portefeuille River, which was named the most beautiful village in France.

Weather in Val de Loire, France

The weather in the Val de Loire is due to its mild temperate climate. Summer daily average temperatures reach around 26°C, whilst the winters drop to an average daily temperatures of around 7°C in the coldest month of December. Packing a few jumpers when taking a Val de Loire barn or holiday rental in winter is advised.

Travel to Val de Loire, France

The holiday rentals of the Val de Loire are just 5 hours fromLondonby Train, via Paris. TGV trains run from the ports of Cherbourg, St Marlo and Caen, or cheap flights from the UK land at Tours Airport (TUF). There are a huge number of ways to reach the magnificent villas, cottages, chateaux and gites in Val de Loire.

Go walking along the banks of the River Loire

Once you've had your fill of the attractions near your Centre-Val de Loire holiday rental, there are plenty of things to do in the great outdoors. The beautiful scenery lends itself to hiking, particularly the trails that run along the banks of the River Loire or through the forested parks. Alternatively, you could hire bikes with the kids, pack up a picnic and go riding along the country lanes, stopping for breaks next to the vineyards or in the pretty towns. There's a network of the best cycling routes published under the name La Loire a Velo. If cycling isn't your thing, consider hopping onto canoes to spend a sunny afternoon paddling downstream.