Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Avoid the Crowds in the Loire Valley


Sometimes you don't have a choice about when you travel, but if you do, then it's always good to avoid peak times (July, August, and the holiday weekends in May). The busier chateaux can be crowded inside, and sometimes operating on a restricted access basis, which means you could stand in line to enter, in the hot sun, for more than an hour. If you are coming during peak times, then opt to visit less well known places. We will always be happy to design a tour of little known gems in the Loire Valley.

Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

To enquire about our private guided tours of chateaux, wineries, markets and more email us or use our contact form. More tour ideas can be found on the Loire Valley Time Travel website.

Friday, 13 September 2019

How Do You Want to Travel in the Loire Valley?


Would you rather travel by coach with a couple of dozen other travellers or are you more interested in small scale transport, something a bit different? Travelling by classic car in the Loire Valley is a completely different experience to travelling by coach. We can visit different places, and interact with the locals in a totally natural and positive way. Coachloads of tourists descending on the popular visitor attractions are an increasing problem all over the world. Don't be the sort of traveller who contributes to this behaviour, and you will be welcome everywhere.

Photographed by Susan Walter.  Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

To enquire about our private guided tours of chateaux, wineries, markets and more email us or use our contact form. More tour ideas can be found on the Loire Valley Time Travel website.

Monday, 9 September 2019

Glorious Wisteria in the Loire Valley


This photo was taken in May in a small village between the town of Loches and the most famous of the Loire chateau, Chenonceau. Chédigny is most famous for its roses and has a very popular rose festival, but the wisterias and lilacs peak before the roses have really got underway. We visit the village so often with our cars that we are treated almost as residents, which means we can drive along the road shown in the photo, something most visitors do not get the chance to do.

Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

Chédigny can be visited as part of our Loches-Chenonceau tour (the first tour on this page). Email us or contact us using our contact form to book a tour that takes you places many other people never get to see.