France: Loire Valley

East of Tours

Vouvray, Montlouis and Touraine wines
By Jim Budd

This Guide was last updated on 21 April 2011
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Itineraries

Ideal One Day Itinerary

Overnight in Bon Laboureur, Chenonceaux

MORNING
Visit Château de Chenonceau (short walk from your hotel)
Visit Domaine de la Taille aux Loups (Huisseau, Montlouis)
Lunch: Simple picnic en route or lunch in Restaurant Tourangelle in Montlouis (Tel: 02 47 50 97 35).

AFTERNOON
Visit Domaine Huet, Vouvray
Visit Visit Amboise
Dinner at L’Aubinière.

 

Ideal Two Day Itinerary

Day One
MORNING
Drive to Montrichard (especially on Friday – market day). Buy ingredients for picnic lunch at José Cruchet on Rue Nationale.
Visit Henry Marionnet in Soings
Simple picnic lunch

AFTERNOON
Visit Jean-François Merieau
Visit town of Loches
Dinner and overnight in Bon Laboureur, Chenonceaux

Day Two

MORNING
Visit Château de Chenonceau (short walk from your hotel)
Visit Domaine de la Taille aux Loups (Huisseau, Montlouis)
Lunch: Simple picnic en route or lunch in Restaurant Tourangelle in Montlouis (Tel: 02 47 50 97 35).

AFTERNOON
Visit Domaine Huet, Vouvray
Visit Visit Amboise
Dinner at L’Aubinière.

 

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