Gites in France – Loire Valley Vendee Brittany

Loire Valley Activities

Loire Valley Activities

Once you’re in your Loire gite, you could stay by the pool all day, but there are loads of things to do in the Loire.  You could take advantage of some great activities on offer all along the Loire Valley.  We are gradually gathering up some of the more interesting activites on offer in this beautiful region of France (and perhaps are not listed in the local Tourist Office books)  and listing them here.  Keep coming back as we add interesting Loire activities as we find them!

  French Cycling Holidays

French Cycling Holidays in the Loire Valley

Enjoy a short cycling break or a week long french cycling holiday in the heart of the Loire Valley.  These are fixed based single centre cycling holidays run from an idylic Chambre d’Hote just north of the Loire riverside towns of Saumur and Bourgueil.  Enjoy full catering and relaxed self guided cycling routes – in fact you don’t have to organise anything yourself once you have arrived – just enjoy the cycling and the amazing traffic free cycling.  An amazing French cycling holiday!


  WIne Tours

Loire Wine Tours and Tastings at Le Tasting Room

So much more than a wine tasting.  The chance to taste wines from all over the Loire valley.  The opportunity to get out into the vineyards and understand the vineyard year.  An exchange of stories from all sides of the world over a delicious home-cooked lunch.  The pleasure of welcoming you to our home and business in a sleepy hamlet forming part of a UNESCO World Heritage site just a stone’s throw from the river Loire.  Come and join us for a unique and memorable day and let us share our passion for the wines of the Loire valley. Proud to be named Conde Nast Traveller’s Loire valley experts in it’s newly published ‘little black book ‘ (April 2013) we look forward to welcoming you to our 16th century family home. 


Carp Fishing Holidays in France

Carp Fishing Holidays at Le Moulin de Boutineau

Looking for a memorable carp fishing holiday in France, beside a beautiful fishing lake in the Loire Valley? Even better, want to bring along your family or angler friends – so they can enjoy a great time too? Well, you’ve just found the perfect place! Spend idyllic days carp fishing on our glorious private two acre lake for carp, plus roach, tench and others, while your family relax around a sparkling, heated 12×6 metre swimming-pool and play area, sit in the hot-tub spa or explore the 15 acres of magnificent tree-lined grounds, fields and woods surrounding this peaceful 17th century watermill.


Loire Valley Cookery Courses

Cookery Courses at Les Peupliers

Join us for one of our cookery classes lead by professional chef and co-owner at Les Peupliers, Michael Wilke. Michael’s experienced, relaxed style will let you learn in a fun yet informative manner, with time for lots of hands-on practical skills and demonstrations where you can pick up tips and tricks of the professional kitchen.


B&B in Southern Loire Valley - LL0162 - Lakes

Wildlife breaks at La Confiance

Wild Life Breaks at La Confiance in the Southern Loire Valley, fully catered and guided holidays. These are led by a professional naturalist who lives in the Brenne. After breakfast, the day will commence at a leisurely pace at around 9:00am. Lunch will be ‘picnic style’ and, weather permitting, will be enjoyed somewhere in the natural park. Returning to La Confiance in the late afternoon, you will have plenty of time to freshen up ahead of a sumptuous meal prepared by our resident chef and host, Chris.