You can't come to France and not sample a few of the stunning cakes in the pastry shops. And if you come to the Loire Valley we will happily advise you on what is good, and what is even better. We know all the best pastry shops -- the ones who have won prizes for their work and the ones who make local specialities. And the great pastry shops that are in out of the way places that the tourists don't find. If you want to sample some delicious French pastries, or even just photograph or gaze at the displays admiringly, let us know and we will include somewhere sweet in your tour.