Media release: Press trip invitation to the Loire Valley, North West France, 27-30 May 2011

THE Secret of the Loire Valley: from the smallest Chateaux to the biggest

You think you know all about the Chateaux de la Loire Valley?

But have you ever thought about:

  • The Secret of the Loire Valley: Guided tours of Château de Meung sur Loire,  Château de Sully-sur-Loire, La Bussière and Château de Beauregard, Visit L’Abbaye de St Benoît sur Loire, one of the oldest Benedictine abbeys in the world and home to a community of 40 monks, Take in the Jardins de Roquelin with its owner and ancient rose specialist.
  • Cycling : Explore a section of the Châteaux cycling network, including the forest of Chambord, a hunting ground for the Kings of France bigger than modern day inner Paris!
  • Gastronomy: Feast on crayfish and other specialities freshly caught in the River Loire; enjoy a guided tour of the Max Vauché chocolate factory…
  • Craft : Visit local artists’ and learn about the trades of the Valley; enamels and mosaics.

Don’t miss an opportunity to discover the pleasure palaces and majestic gardens of the Loire Valley.

As places are limited we would be grateful if you could come back to us as soon as possible should you wish to attend.

Please note that a confirmed commission is required in order to take part in press trips organised with ATOUT FRANCE and its partners.

If you would like any further details, are interested in attending this trip or in nominating someone on your behalf, please do not hesitate to contact me .

Emilie Hess

ATOUT FRANCE – France Tourism Development Agency

Tel: 0207 061 6632


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Contact: Emilie Hess