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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Basilique Notre-Dame de Cléry

Clery-saint-andre - 45370

Renowned for containing the tomb of King Louis XI, the basilica of Notre-Dame de Cléry is a must-visit site in the Loire Valley listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO.

Jardin Arboretum d'Ilex

Meung-sur-loire - 45130

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From 7 €

Aroboretum of the Prés des Culands, Conservatoire National d'Ilex. Holly has made its home in this charming village famous for its architectural heritage.

  • Parcs et Jardins en région Centre
  • Jardin remarquable

Château of l'Islette

Azay-le-rideau - 37190

Château de l'Islette 8

From 9 €

This Renaissance château, encircled by the waters of the Indre, is reminiscent of its famous neighbour Azay-le-Rideau, and the two are sometimes described as brothers… This was the scene for the romance between Camille Claudel and Rodin.

  • Accueil vélo
  • Entrez dans la Cour des Grands
  • La Loire à Vélo

Cave Domaine des Amandiers

Turquant - 49730

The family estate is based at Turquant, a charming wine-growing village famous for its craft products. It lies at the heart of the Loire Valley and is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Accueil vélo
  • La Loire à Vélo

Natural History Museum

Tours - 37000

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From 4 €

A temporary exhibition and two permanent exhibitions: "The world’s animals” and "Touraine past and present". Visitors can see live animals in vivariums (snakes, lizards, fish etc.).

Musée Mémorial des enfants du Vel d'Hiv

Orleans - 45000

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This new museum provides the basic information necessary for the general public and specifically for school groups, to comprehend the history of these three camps, and more broadly, the history of the Holocaust.

  • Accueil vélo
  • La Loire à Vélo

Potager en carrés à la française

Azay-le-rideau - 37190

Potager en carre azay le rideau

From 7 €

Kitchen garden tour, workshops, courses (learn about the “French-style square foot gardening” method). Square Foot Gardening School, gardening method designed by Anne-Marie Nageleisen.

Eglise Saint-Père la None - Berry Roman

Sancerre - 18300

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Le bourg de Sancerre était autrefois semé d’églises. Les plus importants édifices romans étaient l’église Saint-Romble, sous le patronage de l’abbaye de femmes de Saint-Laurent de Bourges, et surtout Saint-Père la None, dépendant de Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire. Il n’en subs (...)

Moulin aux oiseaux - moulin à vent

Les bordes - 45460

How was flour made in the time of grain mills? This grain mill is still in operation and will reveal the secrets of the age-old expertise.

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.