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Hostelling International Tripbook for

Loire Valley

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Loire Valley, France, also known as the Valley of a Thousand Chateaus is steeped in history. Abundant in chateaus and telling the tale of nobles of past-times, the entire valley has been awarded World Heritage Status for its astounding natural and architectural wonders. Stay at a hostel here and wander through cobblestone old towns and marvel at the medieval timbered houses and magnificent Gothic cathedrals. Have a picnic in the shade and indulge in some of the region's famous goats' cheese and wine whilst overlooking a cheerful field of sunflowers. Stroll around the ornate rooms of a chateau before exploring the beautifully manicured gardens. Or visit a traditional market and buy some delicious fruit and vegetables, produced by the incredibly fertile land. With so many places to see, including the artistic and green city of Nantes and the charmingly authentic medieval town of Beaugency, you'll be pressed to fit it all in to one trip.