Loire - but where

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  1. wp1234

    wp1234

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    Really struggling this year with our annual trip to France, where to go what to see.
    I have 11 days in total arriving in Calais mid July and really we are both looking for a bit of peace , quite and reasonable weather ( aren’t we all ) .Our first thoughts were just to head for Brittany now we are looking at the Loire Valley maybe leading onto Brittany . I only intend using Aires or Municipal’s
    Is this loose sort of route worth doing: From Calais follows A28 to Le Mans then N138 to Tours Saumur then A85 to Angers .From there to Nantes then depending on the weather head North to Vannes area or South to La Rochelle area.
    Any help or variations you could give would be very much appreciated particularly help with any recommended aires en-route

    Many thanks
     
  2. staging lady

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    What about the Chateaux of the Loire or have you done these?
    Azay-Le- Rideau, Chambord,Chaumont,Amboise,Chenonceau, Blois,Villandry ( for gardens)
    So many to see if you google images of chateaux of the Loire.
    http://www.chateaux-de-la-loire.fr/list_of_castles.htm.

    Rigny Usse which inspired Perrault's Sleeping Beauty is my favourite. If you like Balzac he stayed at the chateau at Sache.
    This site gives you info on the troglodyte village at Rochemenier.
    http://www.troglodyte.info/
    There is a zoo at Doue if you are cultured-out and a mushroom museum.

    http://p://www.france4families.com/Loire/RegionsLoireCavesZoodeDoue.htm

    Hope this helps to start.
    Lucille
     
  3. Oldroadies

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    Thought about the Mayenne

    Also worth considering is the Mayenne river, Laval, Chateau Gontier, Mayene lovely aires mostly free and beautiful too :thumb:
     
  4. ArenqueRojo

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    There is a nice quiet site run by a Brit, but none the worse for that, which we found very good for just chilling out in a field... http://www.camping-le-thouet.co.uk/ - €20 a day at high season.
     
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