On the Loire

Gites in the Loire valley & central France

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Gites and cottages in the
Loire valley area, including the Pays de la Loire and Centre regions

Ferienwohnungen in der Loiretal und in Zentralfrankreich

The Loire valley and Central France area

The Loire valley area covers most of central western France between the southern limits of Brittany and Normandy to the north, and the northen slopes of the Massif Central hills to the south. It is a region of fields and slow flowing rivers, a profoundly agricultural area which includes some considerable expanses of forest in the Sologne, a number of areas of vineyards - notably the vineyards Touraine and Sancerre - and a large area of lakes and wetlands known as la Brenne, a noted area for bird life.  It is of course also an area renowned for its historic heritage most visible in the form of its many fabulous châteaux and mediaeval fortresses, such as Chenonceau (photo).
Chateau of Chenonceau

Regional information pages:
The Centre region of France
The Pays de la Loire region of France
The Burgundy region

This directory lists only selected self-catering holiday cottages, villas and B&Bs that come up to the Gitelink quality standards. Each site is the individual responsibility of the owner of the property, and contains a detailed and illustrated presentation of the gite and - in many cases - of the area in which it is situated.
B and B in the Loire valley

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Loire valley area 
Driving times for the Loire valley area:
4 to 7 hours from Calais or Lille under normal driving conditions.
Best access routes from UK, Belgium or Holland:
Western channel crossings to Roscoff, Cherbourg or Caen. From Calais, motorway via Rouen and Orleans, or (for eastern Burgundy) via Reims.
Regional airports: Nantes, Tours, Paris

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Area 2 . Central France, the Loire valley 

Map of Loire & Centre areasa) The Loire Valley area and centre of France.
This sector covers the following French departments:
18 Cher, 28 Eure-et-Loire, 36 Indre, 37 Indre-et-Loire, 41 Loir-et-Cher,
45 Loiret, 49 Maine-et-Loire, 72 Sarthe, 86 Vienne.

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 Two latest listings...
  • New!   Gites near Saumur  49  GB – A collection of four luxury gites, sleeping 4 to 8 visitors,  set in the heart of the Loire Valley countryside, surrounded by forest. Heated swimming pool, mature gardens
  • New!  Between Angers and Tours 49 GB  FR ~ Two small gites with 4 acres of gardens,  a shared pool, games room and covered boules court. The Wine Store, with 1 bedroom, and the Cottage with 2 bedrooms .

86 Gites in Vienne  

( Between the Loire valley and the Charentes)
  • Gite south of Poitiers 86 GB ~  Lime tree Gite is located in the department of Vienne, south of Poitiers and central to most attractions. One double bedroom plus double sofa-bed in the lounge.

 41 Gites in Loir et Cher  

 (The heart of the Loire valley area, around Blois)
  • Gites near Amboise 41 GB French ~ Two miles from the River Loire. Three beautiful gites sleeping 2, 4 and 6/8 each with private garden area. Heated pool, outdoor games. 
  • B&B Blois - near Chambord. 41   ~  B&B suite for 2 on the outskirts of Blois 15 km from Chambord. Equipped with fridge , microwave and wifi. Close to Loire cycleway.
  • Loire valley near Chenonceaux 41 French GB Spanish – Two gites with heated swimming pool beside the river Cher, in the heart of the Loire valley, ideal for the Chateaux of the Loire. 

 49 Gites in Maine et Loire  

 (Lower Loire area, around Angers)
  • Loire valley gite & b&b. 49 GB  ~  one bedroomed luxury gite for 2/4  with two bathrooms, plus studio gite for 2. Heated pool, hot tub. Rural location with 9 acres of grounds, ideal for visiting Loire chateaux and vineyards. 
  • Between Angers and Tours 49 GB  FR ~ Two small gites with 4 acres of gardens,  a shared pool, games room and covered boules court. The Wine Store, with 1 bedroom, and the Cottage with 2 bedrooms .
  • Gite between Angers & Saumur 49 GB FR – A beautifully restored 18th century gite in a peaceful situation, near to châteux, lakes, Angers and Saumur.  
  • Four star gites near Saumur 49 GB – Three luxury gites with charm and character, with heated pool & children's play area; ideal for touring vineyards and chateaux. 
  • Gites near Saumur  49  GB – A collection of four luxury gites, sleeping 4 to 8 visitors,  set in the heart of the Loire Valley countryside, surrounded by forest. Heated swimming pool, mature gardens

36 Gites in Indre   

(Southwestern Loire valley area)
  • Small rural gite in the Indre  36 GB ~ Well equipped one-bedroom cottage in tranquil hamlet near Argenton sur Creuse; private garden, lovely countryside for walking and exploring Central France, pets welcome. 
  • Gite in la Brenne 36 GB  ~ A beautifully restored barn in a tranquil hamlet in the Brenne regional park providing high quality 2 bedroomed accommodation with private drive and garden.
  • Bed & Breakfast nr Argenton sur Creuse  36 GB – Bed & Breakfast accommodation 10 minutes off the Paris-Toulouse motorway in the Central region with swimming pool and landscaped gardens. 

45 Gites in Loiret  

 (From the Paris region to the Loire)
  • Attractive gites near Orleans 45: French  German – on the banks of the Loire, and with easy access to Paris and Burgundy, two small gites available for a relaxing and quiet stay. 

 37 Gites in Indre et Loire  

(The heart of the "Loire valley", the area around Tours)

  • Between Tours & Poitiers 37 GB ~ Delightful cottage sleeping 6, in peaceful hamlet near La Roche Posay. Rural location with many nearby historic towns, activities and amenities.
  • Two gites with pool near Loches 37 GB  ~ In peaceful Touraine, near the ancient town of Loches with markets, restaurants and shops and within easy distance of the major attractions of the Valley.
  • Three Loire valley cottages 37 ~ Beautiful self-catering cottages 15 minutes from the chateau de Chenonceau. 15-acre grounds, fishing lake, large garden, badminton hall, kids playground, fitness room, etc.. 
  • Peaceful gites with heated pool  37 GB  ~  Two attractive well equipped gites sleeping 10 & 7; private gardens, handicapped friendly. Near Descartes with shops, restaurants. Ideal for Loire Chateaux & Futuroscope. 
  • La Grange - close to Chenonceaux 37 GB Dutch – A comfortable gite sleeping 4 in the heart of chateaux country and one of the finest wine-growing regions of France. 
  • B&B south of Tours 37   fr GB German – Four tastefully decorated B&B rooms in a quiet rural setting  in the vicinity of Tours, in an area famed for its Loire châteaux and Chinon vineyards. 
  • Spacious house in le Grand Pressigny 37  GB French  –  Three bedroom house within delightful village with tourist office, restaurant, boulangerie, bank, newsagent and post office all within walking distance.

72  Gites in Sarthe  

(Between Normandy and the Loire valley, the area around Le Mans)
  • Loir Valley - 3h from Paris 72 French  ~- Gites and B&B with pool twith easy access to the la Flèche zoo and the château du Lude. Peace and quiet guaranteed at this old watermill in the heart of the coutryside

18 Gites in the Cher  

 (South of the Loire - the centre of France)
  • Village gite for 4 in the Sologne 18 French – Small attractively furnished gite for four people, in a village 30 miles southeast of Orleans. Gardens, terrace, free bicycles, barbecue. 

28 Gites in Eure et Loire  

 (North of this area: to the west of the Paris region)
  • Sorry, we do not have any gites in this area

For some of the gites or villas presented in this listing , booking must be made through Gites de France.

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