Friday 8 June 2012

By Train to the Loire Valley

At Loire Valley Time Travel we believe that most people would prefer to spend their day touring chateaux in beautiful countryside than sitting in a car on a freeway style motorway where there is very little scenery. That is one of the reasons we do not collect people from Paris, but rather provide instructions on how to book tickets for travel to Tours by the TGV.

This means that instead of sitting in a car for 4 hours at 50 miles an hour, you are in the train for 1 hour - at up to 186 miles an hour. From there, we meet you at the station and your day relaxing in the Loire Valley starts.

If you would like a day which combines modern high speed trains, classic cars, and renaissance chateaux, email us for more details.

Friday 1 June 2012

So Much More to See

When you book a day tour with Loire Valley Time Travel we take every opportunity to show you something you may never have considered as part of a Loire Valley tour.

When the tour outline says "Chenonceau and Montpoupon" they are the main attractions, but along the way you will see a prehistoric burial chamber, and hear stories of derring-do by the French Resistance during World War II. On other tours we might pop in to a church over 1200 years old, visit a cheese maker, or stroll along a row of almost forgotten troglodyte caves. Last month some of our clients got to see wild orchids growing by the roadside, as well.

Prehistory in the middle a field
in the Loire Valley, May 2012
Add to this our well researched choice of restaurants and you will start to feel the benefit of touring the area with people who live here and have daily contact with the local people and their stories.

If you would like to see more in the Loire Valley than just "chateaux and wines" email us for more information.