Two particular cities stand out from the crowd in the Loire Region. Book a holiday rental for a city break
in Le Mans, famous for the Le Mans 24 hour-race which takes place here each year in the City Apart'hotel Centre Congres
. If motor racing is your thing, then this is the place to be where, if you can’t be here for the race itself, you can visit the circuit along with the museum which tells the story of nearly 100 years of this spectacular motor race or even try the Karting 24 with the children for a bit of family fun. However, the city of Le Mans is not only famous for its race ! Kings were born here, Richard the Lionheart’s wife lived and died here, the Cite Plantagenet is an entire neighbourhood home to original medieval houses, an absolute must during your stay in this fascinating city. During the summer, enjoy the Nuit des Chimeres, a light show which illuminates the old city of Le Mans and don’t forget to visit the stunning cathedral. Nantes
is also famous for many reasons including being the birthplace and home for many years of the famous French author Jules Vernes known for his revolutionary science-fiction novels such as Around the World in Eighty Days. Book a holiday rental for a city break in Nantes
, and discover the many secrets of this fascinating city along with renowned attractions such as the animatronic creatures that wander around the west of Ile de Nantes. These spectacular mobile structures inspired by Jules Verne’s stories and Leonardo da Vinci’s fanciful gizmos were built by the artist François Delaroziere. A real pleasure for all members of the family !
By booking your holiday rental in the Loire Region
, you will have the opportunity to experience for yourself the riches and splendour that made this part of France the home of aristocrats and royalty. Once the stamping ground of French aristocrats, the Loire region is brimming with patrician mansions like Musée Balzac or Le Clos Lucé where Leonardo da Vinci once lived. A UNESCO Heritage Site, the Royal Valley is dotted with the castles and fortresses, as well as the homes of many noblemen who followed suit. The majestic Château de Chenonceau which doubles up as a bridge, the immense Château de Chambord offers activities for the whole family, while Château de Villandry boasts a breath-taking ornamental garden. The Maison de la Magie and the ZooParc de Beauval offer visitors hours of eye-opening experiences and discoveries, while the École Nationale d'Équitation offers a tour of the grounds and several horse shows throughout the year. For some family fun, bungee jumping, horse riding or balloon rides could be the perfect way for you to create some unforgettable moments on your holiday in France with the children
. For family holiday rentals by the beach
, choose a residence or mobile home campsite
on the Atlantic Coast or even on Ile d’Oleron or Prestige residence Le Domaine des Pins
in Noirmoutier. Browse our choice of holiday rentals for family holidays or city rentals for city breaks
in the Loire Region.
No holiday in France
would be complete without wine-tasting and an adventure into the gastronomical treats on offer. The Loire region is certainly no exception ! As the region with the most diverse variety of wines in the world, you will be enticed into trying the local delicacies, including fresh game and melt-in-your-mouth cheeses just to try the wines that marry perfectly with these dishes. When you're just feeling peckish, try the delicious cushion-shaped filled pastry that locals call fouée. For a heartier meal, give the local bream or pikeperch a go, especially if it's smothered in the mouth-watering sauce the locals call beurre blanc. The woodland in the Loire region is brimming with duck, quail, pheasant and rabbit, which the locals like to pair with Chenin, Sauvignon blanc, or Melon de Bourgogne. But if you'd like to try fresh venison and other game, you would be advised to pair it with a local Gamay or Pinot Noir. With a choice of food markets including the Sunday market in Amboise and the medieval market at the Joan of Arc festival, you’ll find plenty of tasty local delights to take back or simply enjoy while relaxing in your holiday rental with Odalys in one of the many holiday residences, prestige residences or city apart’hotels
in the Loire region.