Sunday, 31 May 2020

Visiting Small and Little Known Sites in the Loire Valley

Adapting to the post-Covid19 situation not everyone is going to feel comfortable visiting the great and well known chateaux of the Loire Valley no matter how well they are run and how carefully they look out for visitors wellbeing. We understand if you want to visit smaller less touristy sites. These are the sites we pride ourselves on knowing well and we've always loved them. For more than a decade we've been encouraging travellers to come to Loches, the lovely small medieval town in the south of the Touraine Loire Valley. But there are other fascinating small chateaux too -- Fougeres sur Bievre, completely empty but so perfectly preserved at the transition between medieval and renaissance; Candé, built at the dawn of the renaissance, but home to a series of remarkable characters in the 19th and 20th centuries; and Rivau, with its stupendous garden and fairytale looks. Let us know which takes your fancy and will be a worthy substitute for Chenonceau, Chambord or Amboise in your holiday photos and memories.

Chateau de Fougeres sur Bievre. Loir et Cher. 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.