Loire Valley

From Neptune's Staircase to Eiffel's Pont Canal de Briare - here are our top 10 extraordinary feats of engineering on Europe's inland waterways

The Loire Valley is the home of vineyards, storybook castles, caves and watersports, a wonderfully versatile destination for the whole family!

If you're a civil engineering buff, the waterways of France will provide much to marvel over (and under, and through!)

Cruise beneath the five-arched bridge of the Château de Chenonceau and experience the splendour of its turreted façade when you cruise the Loire Valley aboard Nymphea

Visited aboard luxury hotel barge, Nymphea, the Château de Villandry really is a blooming marvel with spectacular floral gardens that are sure to impress all year round...

Sancerre is the most recognizable appellation for French Sauvignon Blanc in the Loire Valley. The region’s rolling limestone hills and semi-continental climate deliver richly textured wines

To make it easier for you to choose which Loire Valley châteaux you stop at, we’ve put together a list of our top 5, so you don’t miss the best...

The Château de la Bussière is a beautiful 17th century castle, complete with gorgeous gardens and the opportunity to pick your own raspberries!

2019 is the year to visit the Loire Valley! With magnificent Renaissance exhibitions, events & celebrations across the region there's plenty to excite and inspire

This diverse region of art, history, magnificent architecture and great natural beauty is an ideal honeymoon location

Now a wonderful location to enjoy a cruise, for centuries the Canal de Briare was an important transportation channel.

Take the road less travelled and sample backstreet Parisian bars, the medieval beauty of Montargis and the riverside architecture of Auxerre

Discover the history of the bridge at the Château de Chenonceau, which the Nymphea cruises under on our Loire Valley cruise.

Guests aboard the hotel barge Renaissance are in for a treat when they visit Gien, the home of Faience pottery.

Bring 'Beauty and the Beast' to life on your family barge cruise when you visit the fairytale Château de Sully-sur-Loire.

A gentle barge cruise offers the ideal opportunity to explore some of France's impressive Châteaux. Here are our favourite five French Château

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