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Gites in Indre et Loire

Indre et Loire, France

Renting gites in Indre et Loire will enable you to experience an area rich in history and culture, with some of the Loire Valley’s most famous sights readily accessible.

The Indre-et-Loire department was created from the former province of Touraine, with Tours, the departmental capital. Once again it’s named after rivers – Indre and Loire. Situated in the centre of France, but only 55 mins to Paris from Tours on the TGV, makes this region easily accessible from all directions.

Indre-et-Loire is probably most famous for its chateaux, of which there are hundreds spanning the length and breadth of the department. From the elegance of Chenonceau, the beautiful gardens of Villandry, the ‘fairytale’ of Ussé……

For more detailed information on the chateaux to visit see our page dedicated to these stunning masterpieces ! Go to Loire Chateaux

Just as famous are the rolling vineyards of the Loire Valley. The whites of Vouvray and Montlouis and the reds of Chinon, Bourgueil and St Nicolas de Bourgueil are probably the most well known. But there are plenty of quality reds, whites and rosés throughout the Touraine appellation.

If you’re holidaying in the area with children, try a visit to Lulu Park just 2km outside of Tours, on the banks of the Loire. The park has numerous activities including water slides, mini golf, ball pool, mini train, paddle boats, scooters, mini farm……..! Also close together on the South bank of the Loire are the mini-chateaux park and the Loire Valley Aquarium, between Amboise and Tours.

The Loire à Velo cycle path also traverses the region. Bikes can be hired in Tours itself or from one of the many towns en route – Chinon, Villandry, Langeais,  Vouvray, Amboise, Chenonceau amongst others. The routes are very well marked with green signs and are often traffic free, or on roads with very little traffic.

So, renting gites in Indre et Loire is a great way of spending a holiday in the Loire Valley France.

Gites in Indre et Loire

This is a seleciton of gites in Indre et Loire and to see more please go to our main gite search page and use the Sub Region box to find gites and holiday cottages in Indre et Loire.

Loire Valley Gites - Farmhouse

Loire Valley Gites – Farmhouse

Rent a Loire Gite ! LL0005 Moulin de Maulne - The Millhouse Terrace - a great space for outdoor dining!

The Millhouse

Stay in the Stables, a gite in the Loire Valley with a luxury heated pool.

A gite in the Loire Valley with a luxury heated pool.