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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Notre-Dame de la Trinité Basilica

Blois - 41000

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The Notre-Dame de la Trinité basilica (contemporary architecture) has one of the largest sets of chimes in France and offers a splendid view over the Loire from its 60-metre high belfry. It has a remarkable heritage and is partly classified as a Historical Monument.

Mer Museum

Mer - 41500

Mer Museum is located in Parc de la Corbillière in an eighteenth-century manor house, within a three-hectare park (opposite the municipal swimming pool). In its permanent collections it has paintings and sculptures by local artists who became national artists (P. Loison and J. Storrs) (...)

  • Accueil vélo
  • La Loire à Vélo

Bishop's Palace gardens (terrace and rose garden)

Blois - 41000

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On a lower level are the gardens of the former bishop's palace. The rose garden houses an exceptional collection of rose bushes and climbing roses.

  • Parcs et Jardins en région Centre
  • Jardin remarquable

Scenographic space

La chaussee-saint-victor - 41260

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From 4 €

With balcony on the Loire. Floods, ice jams, dams, navigation, migrations,... why and how? The scenography gives you the keys. Models, films, games, maneuvers,... so many tools to see and manipulate. Discovery Walking tours starting from the Observatory.

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

Visites Ludiques

Blois - 41000

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From 7 €

Avec Visites Ludiques, sortez des sentiers battus et découvrez un autre visage de la ville de Blois. Que vous soyez petits ou grands, participez à une visite de Blois sous forme d’un jeu de piste, d’une chasse au trésor ou d’un escape game et revivez l’histoire de la ville.

Cathédrale Sainte-Croix

Orleans - 45000

It took 600 years to build but the end result was a true architectural gem! From the 13th, 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, the cathedral of Orléans displays evidence of various royal successions, particularly in terms of the elegance of the classicism.

Château of Fontenay

Lignieres-de-touraine - 37130

Château de Fontenay

From 6 €

Ideally located within the triangle formed by the Châteaux of Langeais, Azay le Rideau and Villandry, the Château de Fontenay has been open to the public since 2004. Built on the ruins of a rectangular Gallo-Roman villa, the original walls of this 15th-century manor house are still i (...)

Parc Floral de La Source

Orleans - 45100

Les Parasols du Parc

Free

Famously visited by Voltaire, this 35-hectare landscaped park was redesigned for the Floralies Internationales competition in 1967. In springtime, the flowering of 100,000 bulbs brings the undergrowth to life under the age-old trees.

  • Parcs et Jardins en région Centre
  • Jardin remarquable

Château of Azay-le-Rideau

Azay-le-rideau - 37190

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From 10.50 €

The Château d’Azay-le-Rideau was built during François I’s reign and is surrounded by romantic grounds with the Indre running through. It brings visitors a new experience: restored façades and roofs, 19th century decor on the ground floor, new tour and visitor centre.

  • Accueil vélo
  • Démarche d'excellence grands sites
  • Parcs et Jardins en région Centre
  • Vignobles et Découvertes
  • La Loire à Vélo
  • Qualité Tourisme

Château-musée de Gien. Chasse, Histoire et Nature en Val de Loire.

Gien - 45500

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The château marks the entrance to the famous Valley of Kings and is the starting point of the Road to Compostela. Created by Anne de Beaujeu at the end of the 15th century, it houses the Museum of Hunting which includes one of the largest hunting art collections in Europe.