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The Centre-Val de Loire region is composed of six departments. They extend from the Paris Basin to the first foothills of the Massif Central. And the Loire River crosses it. Moreover, the Centre-Val de Loire region is a beacon of creation, innovation and art of living. Since the Renaissance, it is the region that best embodies the Nature-Culture-Heritage DNA. Let's continue with the discovery of a region full of wealth, heritage, talents and knowledge. Assets that allow the development of a sustainable tourism supported by a collective of dynamic and supportive tourism actors. The region has been on the UNESCO World Heritage list since November 30, 2000. It owes it to its evolving and living cultural landscapes. 280 km of landscapes to celebrate along the river, from nature to gardens, castles, vineyards, towns and villages.
The Centre-Val de Loire is rooted in a territory rich in history. Indeed, it is the cradle of the Kingdom of France. Over the centuries, the Centre-Val de Loire has been covered with some of the most prestigious castles in France, such as Chambord, the castle of François 1er. A region rich in places to discover with renowned hotels and spas nestled in the most beautiful castles and places of the region, not to mention that this natural heritage offers many hiking routes. If you like cycling, you can follow the 800 km long "Loire à Vélo" cycle route. Thus, it is a region ready to charm you thanks to its historical inclination, its nature, its landscapes, its hotels & spa as well as its unavoidable castles. There is no lack of choice.
Once you have seen the hotels with spas available in the Centre-Val de Loire region and made your choice, it is time to look at the must-see sites and activities to do. Let us convince you through these few lines that ideas for outings abound. The editors of Unique Hôtel Spa are convinced that you will not have time to see everything and that you will certainly want to come back to this part of France to learn more about this department with a strong historical heritage.
Start your romantic trip with a hot air balloon flight over the castle of Chambord. During your flight, you will admire the famous castles of the Loire Valley and enjoy an exceptional panorama on the castle of Chambord. If the weather is good, you may even see the Loire Valley, the royal city of Blois, the castle of Cheverny and the domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire.
After your flight, continue your escapade in one of the vineyards of the Centre-Val de Loire. We recommend the Rocheville estate, the Vouvray cellars, the Château de Minière and the Thierry Cosme estate.
Finally, take a walk in one of the cities of the Centre-Val de Loire region. Let yourself be seduced by the charm of Orleans, Tours, Blois, Bourges or Chartes.
If you want to have a moment of relaxation out of time and out of the ordinary, you are in the right place. The Centre-Val de Loire has starred spa hotels, castles and sumptuous spas.
Looking for an original relaxation activity? Try balneotherapy at the spa des Jardins du ZooParc de Beauval. You will enjoy a moment out of time and dive into a Balinese decor.
Finally, escape the stress of everyday life by visiting a star-rated spa hotel. Special mention to the hotel Les Hauts de Loire in Vezain-sur-Loire with its Clarins relaxation area which offers treatments, massages and a sauna. We also recommend the wellness center at the Hotel & Spa Le Grand Monarque Chartres which offers a fitness room, a sauna, a hammam, a sensory pool and much more. The Château d'Artigny & Spa, the Domaine des Thômeaux, The Originals Relais (Relais du silence) offer you outstanding relaxation facilities.
Of course, if you are in this part of France, you will not miss to visit one of its sumptuous castles. You can choose between the Chambord castle, the royal castle of Amboise, the one of Cheverny, the royal castle of Blois, the castle of Saumur and many others.
Explore one of the 4 sites of the Centre-Val de Loire region listed as World Heritage by UNESCO. Marvel at Chartres Cathedral, Bourges Cathedral, the Collegiate Church of Saint-Etienne in Neuvy-Saint-Sépulcre and the Loire Valley.
After these visits, head to a picturesque village in the Centre-Val de Loire. We suggest the village of Montrésor, Gargilesse Dampierre, Saint-Benoît de Sault, the village of Lavardin and Apremont sur Allier.
For a little originality, cross the doors of the ZooParc de Beauval and let yourself be amazed by a multitude of animals of all kinds spread over 44 hectares.
You are about to take the road in direction of the Centre-Val de Loire for a weekend or a stay? Everything is ready but you don't know which activities to choose? Here are our ideas for a tour in this multifaceted territory.
Regarding your hotel, we recommend you to book a night or more in one of the rooms or suites of the hotel Les Hauts de Loire, in Vezain-sur-Loire, a former hunting lodge built in the 19th century. By pushing the doors of a sizeable accommodation, you will enjoy a refined and tastefully decorated room, two restaurants including a starred gastronomic restaurant and a Spa by Clarins.
Following your first night in your spa, or your arrival in Vezain-sur-Loire, head for the Beauval ZooPark, the fourth most beautiful zoo in the world. For a day, let yourself be amazed by the many animals, participate in a show or become a caretaker for a day. At the end of the day, drive back to the hotel. Once you arrive, end your day with a relaxing moment at the Spa by Clarins with one of their treatments or massages. In the evening, have dinner at the hotel's restaurant.
After your night and breakfast, head to the Chambord Castle. There, stroll through the formal gardens, English gardens, visit the castle, the estate and exhibits, the vegetable gardens, the vineyard and the stables.
The Centre-Val de Loire is a region that abounds in natural, cultural and historical sites and beautiful spa hotels. Even if it is not the first region that comes to mind when you are looking for a destination for your next getaway, it will surprise and dazzle you with its many treasures. Choose without further ado one of the rooms or suites of a spa hotel in Centre-Val de Loire and prepare yourself for a unique stay in a region where life is good.
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