How to visit the Loire Castles by campervan?
The campervan is the ideal vehicle to visit the many castles that are in Loire Valley. It will allow you to go along the Loire River and make a stop at the HomeCamper hosts located near the castles. You will be able to discover the different architectural styles of these castles of the medieval period or of the Renaissance. You can also park your campervan in gardens overlooking the Loire River or the Loire Valley vines.
What to do in Loire Valley?
One of the main attraction of Loire Valley is its exceptional architectural heritage. The castles of the Loire make the fame of this region and of France all over the world. Discover the castles of the Renaissance like the Chambord castle, the Amboise castle or even the Chenonceau castle. As far as medieval times are concerned, the historic centers of Tours, Angers or Chinon as well as the Sainte-Croix d’Orleans Cathedral will plunge you back in centuries. Loire Valley have also rich gastronomic heritage and specially with its wine history. Wines from Anjou, Saumur, Touraine or Orléanais will delight your taste buds. Loire Valley will allow nature enthusiasts to admire unique animals and plants that abound in Europe's last wild river. For the sportiest, the Cycling Loire will allow cyclists to travel on suitable trails all along the Loire.
When to visit Loire Valley?
Many events are organized throughout Loire Valley. For the history buffs, the castles and cathedrals of Loire Valley can be visited all year round. You can also take part in festivals related to the history of the Loire and its surroundings. At Orleans, in May, are the Joan of Arc festival (Fêtes de Jeanne d’Arc) whose purpose is to commemorate the liberation of Orleans from the English seat. Always at Orleans, in September, is celebrated the Festival of Loire (Festival de Loire) which is a gathering of the river Navy. For music enthusiasts, takes place every year in April, the spring of Bourges (Printemps de Bourges). This festival gathers thousands of people who have come to applaud the great names of the French and international scene every year. Athletes will be able to listen to the participants engines in the 24h of Le Mans, in June for the car and in April for motorcycles.