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The Loir-et-Cher department is part of the Centre-Val de Loire region. It is surrounded by the departments of Eure-et-Loir, Loiret, Cher, Indre, Indre-et-Loire and Sarthe. It benefits from a privileged geographical location, in the heart of the Centre-Val de Loire region and close to the Paris Basin.The Loir-et-Cher is distinguished by its territorial identity in the diversity of its geography and landscapes. Cut in its center by the Loire, it gives an image of balance and diversity. It owes its name to the two rivers that cross it, the Loir in the northwest and the Cher in the south. A department which does not lack charm with its numerous ponds and its two rivers. For people who do not like the unevenness, the Loir-et-Cher is a relatively flat department which is made for you.
The Coeur Val de Loire, the name of the tourist destination of Loir-et-Cher, has the strongest tourist specificity of the Centre region. The department is home to more than a thousand tourist establishments. Indeed, the Loir-et-Cher has 24 castles open to the public, more than thirty museums, many manors and religious buildings without forgetting the ZooParc of Beauval which enjoys a great notoriety in France.
Enrich your stay or your weekend in Loir-et-Cher with activities that can be done close to where you are staying. We know that you will spend a certain amount of time in the hotel enjoying your room, the wellness area, the restaurant and all the other services. But don't forget to discover the tourist wonders that are hidden nearby. We reveal you below a panel of offers, places to discover, walks, picturesque villages, castles, starred gastronomic restaurants and unusual activities.
Start your stay with a microlight flight over the castles of the Loire Valley, over the Donjon of Montrichard, the castles of Chissay in Touraine, the forest of Amboise, the castles of Amboise but also Chambord, Cheverny and the abbey of Pontlevoy.
Otherwise, you can also discover the castles of the Loire during an aperitif by embarking on a flat-bottomed aluminum boat at sunset. Departures are from Blois, Amboise and Chaumont-sur-Loire. You will be dazzled by the sublime colors and reflections of the Loire. During this bucolic stroll you will taste local products such as Loire wine, Loire fish terrine and cheese from Selles-sur-Cher.
Finally, taste exceptional dishes in one of the Michelin-starred gastronomic restaurants in this area. We advise you to make a reservation at Le Favori - Les Sources de Cheverny in Cheverny, at Assa in Blois or at Château de Pray in Blois.
If you feel like taking a cocooning break during your getaway, you are bound to find something to relax about in Loir-et-Cher. You will have the choice between starred spa hotels, well-being accommodations, spas and balneotherapy.
If you want to relax in a real cocoon of well-being with the added bonus of a luxurious setting, we have a very nice address on hand. For a day or a few hours, enjoy the spa by Clarins at the Hauts de Loire hotel in Vezain-sur-Loire. Inside this relaxing space, let yourself be tempted by one of their treatments or massages. Otherwise, the Sisley Spa at the Fleur de Loire hotel, the spa of the Sources de Cheverny - Caudalie, the spa by Clarins of the Domaines des Hauts de Loire reserve you beautiful infrastructures dedicated to relaxation. This is also the case for the Domaine Les Hauts de Bruyères Center Parcs and the Loire Valley Loges hotel accommodation, lost in the middle of a magnificent forest.
For a unique relaxation experience, 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, the Senso Balneo center at the Alicourts domain in the heart of the Sologne and in the middle of a vast forest offers you a hydrotherapy space with a jacuzzi, bubbling baths, swan necks, rest terraces and much more…
The Loir-et-Cher is the second department with the most Loire castles. Explore the castle of Chambord, one of the most visited monuments in France. Don't miss the royal castle of Blois, the castle of Cheverny, Villesavin, Villandry and the domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire.
After your visit of the castles, the ZooParc de Beauval, one of the most beautiful zoos in Europe with more than 35 000 animals on 44 hectares, is waiting for you. You will have the chance to see koalas, okapis, tigers, white lions, giant pandas and much more.
To facilitate your research, we have prepared a two-day program for you. We recommend that you spend one night or more in one of the rooms or suites of the hotel Les Hauts de Loire, an exceptional domain for nature lovers.
Following your first night in your spa hotel, or your arrival in Vezain-sur-Loire, your first visit will be to the Château de Chaumont. Then explore the Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire. At the end of the afternoon, when you return to the hotel, let yourself be tempted by a wellness break at the Spa by Clarins. On the program: treatments, massage and sauna.
Dine at your hotel's Michelin-starred gourmet restaurant.
After your night and breakfast, drive to Chambord Castle. There, for a day, stroll through the French and English gardens, visit the castle and the exhibitions, the vegetable gardens, the vineyard and the stables.
The Loir-et-Cher department will surprise you with its numerous castles, its starred spa hotels and its Beauval ZooPark. Prepare your next vacation in Loir-et-Cher and book a room or a suite in a magnificent spa hotel in this part of France.
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