Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Slow Tourism in the Loire Valley

With the effects of Covid19 going to be felt for a long time, we predict that Slow Tourism is going to experience a boost. We've long been advocates of Slow Tourism, where you embed yourself somewhere, eating local and visiting smaller off the beaten track sites, always conscious of your environmental impact. We are delighted when travellers tell us they want to visit somewhere that other tourists don't even realise is there. We think the Loire Valley has a lot of small chateaux that travellers have never even heard of before they start talking to us. These places are invariably atmospheric and full of hidden histories. We love them and think you will too.

But they are often some distance away from the main attractions, tucked down side roads and at the ends of small valleys. It can take some time to get to them. Meals taken along the route are slower, more mindful. We are more likely to meet locals who are just going about their daily business. Maybe we'll stop and chat. We hope travellers understand that Slow Tourism means that you might see less, but getting there can be part of the fun. Mesmerising even. Travelling through the villages, fields and forests of the Loire Valley in a classic car is really evocative of another, slower, era (why do you think we are called Loire Valley Time Travel?). Come and join us for the full experience. You won't regret it and you will feel like you have had a proper break.

Citroen Traction Avant 11.  Indre et Loire, France. 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.