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    Castles of the Loire and Historical Cities in France

    Castles of the Loire and Historical Cities in France
    Starts from

    Geneva

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Activities

    30

    Duration

    4 days

    Length

    900 mi

    Guide details

    Starts from

    Geneva

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Duration

    4 days

    Length

    900 mi

    History and Culture
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    Highlights

    • Have lunch and dinner in great gastronomic restaurants.
    • Taste famous French wines from the regions you’ll visit.
    • Visit castles, museums, caves, a zoo, and out-of-the-ordinary spots.
    • Go for a hot-air balloon ride over the castles of the Loire.
    On this amazing road trip from Geneva to the Loire, you’ll stop at major tourist sights suitable for the whole family. In addition to visiting great historical cities such as Montluçon and Bourges, you’ll discover surprising leisure parks surrounded by nature.
    On the road, a stop is planned in Vichy, where you’ll have time to relax in the famous thermal baths. While in the Loire region, you’ll be amazed by the beauty of the castles of the Loire. Following this itinerary, you’ll stop at the two most beautiful castles: Chenonceau and Chambord.
    Don’t forget to take a hot-air balloon ride over the castles of the Loire to remember this road trip forever!
    This is a kid-friendly trip and the recommended season to do it in is from early May to the end of September. Compare different car rental companies conveniently online via the TCS car rental platform. Whether in Switzerland or abroad, whether on holiday or on business trips. With TCS, you remain mobile and flexible and benefit from the best rental car offers, including many advantages and services.
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    On this amazing road trip from Geneva to the Loire, you’ll stop at major tourist sights suitable for the whole family. In addition to visiting great historical cities such as Montluçon and Bourges, you’ll discover surprising leisure parks surrounded by nature.
    On the road, a stop is planned in Vichy, where you’ll have time to relax in the famous thermal baths. While in the Loire region, you’ll be amazed by the beauty of the castles of the Loire. Following this itinerary, you’ll stop at the two most beautiful castles: Chenonceau and Chambord.
    Don’t forget to take a hot-air balloon ride over the castles of the Loire to remember this road trip forever!
    This is a kid-friendly trip and the recommended season to do it in is from early May to the end of September. Compare different car rental companies conveniently online via the TCS car rental platform. Whether in Switzerland or abroad, whether on holiday or on business trips. With TCS, you remain mobile and flexible and benefit from the best rental car offers, including many advantages and services.
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    • Have lunch and dinner in great gastronomic restaurants.
    • Taste famous French wines from the regions you’ll visit.
    • Visit castles, museums, caves, a zoo, and out-of-the-ordinary spots.
    • Go for a hot-air balloon ride over the castles of the Loire.

    Travel itinerary

    An Amazing Day Made up of Historical and Unusual Visits
    8 Activities

    Day 1

    201 mi0.4 mi

    An Amazing Day Made up of Historical and Unusual Visits

    Let's start this road trip with a historical visit to the Cerdon caves and an out-of-the-ordinary site, before having a relaxing, well-deserved break in Vichy and its thermal baths. Concerning food, you’ll have the chance to eat the famous frog legs in a restaurant which specialises in this surprising but delicious meal.
    Discovering Two Interesting French Cities: Montluçon and Bourges
    7 Activities

    Day 2

    221 mi0.3 mi

    Discovering Two Interesting French Cities: Montluçon and Bourges

    On the second day, you’ll visit two historical French cities – Montluçon and Bourges. You’ll also have the opportunity to take a boat tour along the Canal de Berry. Concerning the food, you’ll enjoy trying specialities of the region in restaurants referenced in the Michelin guide.
    Fall in Love in Front of the Castles of the Loire
    8 Activities

    Day 3

    150 mi0.3 mi

    Fall in Love in Front of the Castles of the Loire

    Visit two of the most popular castles of the Loire – Chambord and Chenonceau – without forgetting to stop by the Mini Castles Park to see all the castles of the region in miniature. The highlight and unforgettable moment of the day will be a ride in a hot-air balloon, allowing you to admire the castles from the sky.
    A Surprising Day With a Visit to Auxerre, a Wine Tasting, and a Stop in a Leisure Park
    7 Activities

    Day 4

    328 mi

    A Surprising Day With a Visit to Auxerre, a Wine Tasting, and a Stop in a Leisure Park

    Before going back to the starting point in Geneva, let's discover this fourth day full of surprises. It will start with a visit to Auxerre and its half-timbered houses. Then, after a great lunch in a gastronomic restaurant, you’ll have the opportunity to taste some of the most popular French wines in Pommard. One last stop at Touroparc Zoo to end on a high note.
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