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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Cap Loire

Montjean-sur-Loire - 49570

Cap Loire is a theme discovery park about the Loire region skippers, close to the Loire and the Loire à Vélo circuit, 20 minutes from Angers and 1 hour from Nantes. Visit the site and permanent exhibition, Cap Vert

  • Accueil vélo
  • La Loire à Vélo


Fontevraud l'abbaye - 49590


For more than 40 years, the Dauge family has kept alive a craft that has all but disappeared in France. Soap-makers using 100% plant ingredients with no chemical additives are now a very rare breed.

Estuaire Nantes - Saint-Nazaire : le parcours

Nantes - 44200

Estuaire Nantes <> Saint Nazaire - contryside, site specific art and the river. A permanent open-air collection of 29 original artworks.

Musée de Meung sur Loire - Espace Culturel La Monnaye

Meung-sur-loire - 45130


Situated at the heart of the La Monnaye cultural district, this museum pays tribute to the poet-singer Gaston Couté, who was born and bred in the region. It also displays a small number of rare works and a fine collection of fossils and old coins discovered in the region.

Museum of "Compagnonnage" - Trade guilds' History and Masterpieces

Tours - 37000


From 5.80 €

Masterpieces, tools, souvenirs and archives of the “Compagnons du Tour de France”. Only museum of its kind in the world.

  • Entrez dans la Cour des Grands

Maison de la Loire - Loire House

Montlouis-sur-loire - 37270


From 4 €

A place to become familiar with and learn about the heritage of the Loire. Resource centre. Exhibitions.

Waymarked pedestrian circuits around Blois

Blois - 41000


From 2 €

Just follow the nails! Four circuits signposted with bronze nails to understand the town and enjoy an insight into the French way of life.

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.

  • Parcs et Jardins en région Centre
  • Jardin remarquable

Pastoral care for visitors

Blois - 41000


The department of Loir-et-Cher boasts no fewer than 280 churches. The Pastoral, Tourism and Leisure Service of the Diocese organises visits of some 40 churches and other religious heritage sites.

Les Îles de Bonny

Bonny-sur-loire - 45420

The islands of Bonny indicate lands included between the Loire and the Cheuille, in the major bed of the Loire. They shelter vast natural meadows encircled by a mosaic of housing environments typically ligériens since the sandy strikes up to the alluvial forest.