What to see ?

Take a break from cycling to visit some of the region’s countless châteaux, gardens, churches, abbeys, museums, historic towns and other treasures of the Loire valley. Some of these attractions have signed up to a cycle quality programme, offering cycle parking points, drinking water and toilet facilities, as well as cycle tourism information.

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Musée des 2 Marines et du Pont Canal

Briare - 45250

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Try and imagine 200 years ago, when bargemen, canal boats, fûtreaux and cargo passed through the Loire by canal to supply the major towns and cities of the region. Through models and scenes, come and relive the saga of the largest boating crossroads in France.

  • Accueil vélo
  • La Loire à Vélo

Réserve Naturelle de Saint-Mesmin

Saint-pryve-saint-mesmin - 45750

At the confluence of the Loiret and the Loire, a wide variety of natural habitats, 500 species of plant. The European beaver and many birds, including migratpory species, dragonflies and coleoptera.

Amboise Town Hall Museum

Amboise - 37400

The Musée de l'Hôtel de Ville was formerly the residence of Pierre Morin,who served as treasurer under Louis XII. Built between 1501 and 1505, in the XVIIIth century it became the official residence of the Duc de Choiseul, before the Revolution saw it converted into the town hall. (...)

Musée de la marine de Loire

Chateauneuf-sur-loire - 45110

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From 3.50 €

This museum preserves the history of the marine life of the Loire, with Châteauneuf as one of the major ports of the Loire during the 18th century. Collections, reconstructions, documentation in addition to sails, anchors, ropes...

  • Accueil vélo
  • La Loire à Vélo
  • Tourisme&Handicap
  • Mental handicap
  • Motor handicap

Domaine des Génaudières

Le Cellier - 44850

Estate overlooking the Loire and with the same family since 1635. Coteaux d'Ancenis, Gros Plant du Pays Nantais and Muscadet Coteaux de Loire.

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  • La Loire à Vélo

Château of Chenonceau

Chenonceaux - 37150

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From 13 €

Renaissance château. Unique architecture,built over the Cher river. A collection of masters paintings and a remarkable series of 16th-century Flemish tapestries. The Galerie des Dômes (wine cellar), exhibitions. Night-time promenades in the gardens during the summer, boat outings in (...)

  • Démarche d'excellence grands sites
  • Parcs et Jardins en région Centre
  • Jardin remarquable

Manoir de Chezelles

La guerche-sur-l'aubois - 18150

Free

15th-16th century manor with medieval architecture, characterised by a watchtower and external gallery. A restored sheep barn and 18th-century barn.

Prébendes d'Oé Garden

Tours - 37000

Jardin des Prébendes

Often described as an 'English-style garden', the Jardin des Prébendes, founded by the Bühler brothers in 1874, is in fact a fine example of French XIXth century landscape design. Its fine alleys allow visitors to enjoy the garden from all possible angles.

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  • Jardin remarquable

L’Espace Naturel Sensible : « Îles de la Gargaude »

Menetreol-sous-sancerre - 18100

Les îles de la Gargaude s'étendent sur 40 hectares et sont ceinturées de pelouses sèches sur sable et forêt alluviale remarquables.

Botanic Garden

Tours - 37000

Jardin Botanique

Laid out between the Loire and the Cher, the botanical garden is the perfect place for a good walk. To the south, the arboretum contains hundreds of tree varieties in a scientifically fascinating garden.

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