||A major winemaking region
The Loire Valley (Val de Loire) is France’s third most important winemaking region and is included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List (from Chalonnes-sur-Loire to Sully-sur-Loire). It is a land of balance between North and South, smooth and crisp freshness, art and literature, tradition and modernity.
These harmonious blends, enhanced by a mild climate and rich terroirs, help to produce a vibrant, diversity of wines.
800km tourist route
"La route des vignobles" is the longest wine road in France and stretches along 800 km that are strewn with signs inviting you to explore the extraordinary variety of châteaux and landscapes that make up the exceptional heritage to be found along the River Loire.
Set off on a sensory journey along our suggested itineraries for cyclists, walkers and even hot air balloonists.