Natural Attractions in Val de Loire

Published on March 09, 2012
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Natural Attractions in Val de Loire 41000 Chambord fr

 Not far from Paris, the Val de Loire (Loire Valley)
promises a refreshing, reinvigorating holiday in a natural setting. The Loire
and Sologne Rivers with the Orléans Forest are home to exceptional flora and fauna. A ride on a river
barge will take you back to the days of the bustling trade along the Loire River
as a guide recounts the history of its people and animals that lived there.

 

For a total immersion in this serene setting,
why not explore an island on the river? A wide range of guided excursions are
organised by the Parc Naturel Régional Loire-Anjou-Touraine, including ‘Getting
to know the beavers’ and ‘Dusk on the wild Loire’, which offer unusual and
authentic experiences. In the forest of Orléans and around the Sologne area, a
hike on foot or trip by bike will lead you down back roads and quiet paths
among woods and lakes. Here you can take the time to enjoy the tranquillity of
nature and all of the life it contains. For those who know how to look, listen,
and smell, the Val de Loire holds wonderful treasures. In the north and south,
two regional parks offer protected, picturesque environments: the Parc
Naturel Régional du Perche
is known more for its forests and hedgerows,
while the Parc Naturel Régional de la Brenne is famous for its countless
ponds.

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