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Gardens

Walk along the garden path in the Loire Valley

Nantes is France's newest holiday hotspot – here's what to see, do and eat

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Beyond Nantes: unexpected adventures in the Atlantic Loire Valley

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Hipsters’ paradise: why art lovers go to Nantes

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The perfect France weekender: six hot tips for Nantes

Landmarks

Sleep in a Château: Top 5 Loire Valley Château-Hotels

Winter blanket

Let it snow on the Loire Valley castles!

Timber-framed houses in the town center of Orléans

Strolling through the streets of Orléans

City breaks

48 hours in Angers, from chateaux to food

‘Petits chateaux’

5 Loire Valley chateaux off the beaten track

The opinion of France's best sommelier

The wines of Loire are world class, according to Pascaline Lepeltier

Sound and light

Royal summer nights in the castles of the Loire Valley

Degas, Derain, Rodin.

Behind the scenes at the future modern art museum in Fontevraud

Follow the Route de la Rose

La vie en rose in the Loire Valley

Royal gardens

In the gardens of the Loire Valley chateaux

A modern-day utopia

Chambord Chateau as you will (almost certainly) never see it

Fresh eyes

A birds’ eye view of the Loire Valley’s chateau, with Alex MacLean

Cuisine

“500 ans de RenaissanceS”: a feast fit for you (and a king)!

Hewn from stone

The Chateau de Chambord and its genius Renaissance architecture

Culture

'500 years of RenaissanceS' : the events you can’t afford to miss in 2019

Autumn splendour

An autumnal walk in the Loire Valley

Creative genius

The astounding inventions of Leonardo da Vinci at the Chateau du Clos Lucé

Castle life

In the footsteps of the French kings: 24 hours at the Relais de Chambord

Cycling

Get out more: running races and cycle routes in the Atlantic Loire Valley

Cycling

The Grand Depart of the Tour de France in Pays de la Loire

Royal pied-à-terre

9 fascinating facts about the Chateau de Chambord

Cuisine

Tarte Tatin: try this sticky and sweet tasty treat

Wine

One to watch: Jérôme Bretaudeau, organic winegrower

5-minute guides

The 5-minute essential guide to the Loire Valley chateaux

5-minute guides

The 5-minute essential guide to Loire Valley wines