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Hiking tour – Loire valley castles Chinon to Angers

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  • Hébergement 1/2 pension
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D 1
Day 1 – Arrival in CHINON
Visit of the old city dominated by the medieval castle whose some parts dated back to the 17th C. The future king Charles VII has sought refuge in this town in 1418 during the Hundred Years and Joan of Arc came here to acknowledge him as leader. Take time to discover these narrow and twisty lanes, these old houses and the churches – Lodging and breakfast in a 2-star hotel
D 2
Day 2 – USSE – CHINON (17 km)
Transfer by taxi to Rigny-Usse in the morning. The chateau of Usse is remarkable in its beauty, unique in its roofing, thousands of pinnacle turrets, chimneys, and skylights. After having visited the chateau and admiring the magnificent cedars of the park, you will cross through the national forest of Chinon and the vineyards and arrive again in Chinon Lodging and breakfast in the same 2-star hotel
D 3
Day 3 – LE RIVAU – CHINON (14 km)
A taxi will bring you to the steps of the 13th century feudal chateau of Le Rivau for your visit. After the tour, you will walk to the banks of the Vienne River and to Chinon. Strolling through the city, you will discover in turn the chateau, Old Chinon, Le Grand Carroi and the many old homes and churches. At the end of the day a taxi will escort you to Fontevraud for the night. Dinner, lodging and breakfast in a 2-star hotel at Fontevraud
D 4
Day 4 – FONTEVRAUD – CANDES SAINT MARTIN (16 km)
You will spend the morning visiting the Fontevraud Abbey, one of the largest abbeys in France. Built at the beginning of the 12th century, the abbey has housed a number of religious communities, both masculine and feminine, who led autonomous lives under the direction of an abbess. The religious life of the abbey came to an end during the Revolution with the sacking of many of the buildings by Napoleon I, who then transformed them into prisons in 1804. The abbey was deconsecrated in 1963. You will leave the village and head through the vineyards for the banks of the Loire. The path crosses in front of the old windmill of La Herpiniere and descends towards the troglodytic village of Turquant. You will move on to Montsoreau and the chateau which now houses a museum dedicated to the colonial history of France. You will then arrive in Candes Saint Martin, a charming village located at the confluence of the Loire and Vienne rivers. The 12th century church was built on the very spot where Saint Martin died. Return by taxi to Fontevraud. Dinner, lodging and breakfast in the same 2-star hotel
D 5
Day 5 – MONTREUIL BELLAY – BREZE – SAUMUR (12 km)
Transfer by taxi to Montreuil-Bellay, an imposing structure situated in a pleasant spot on the banks of the Thouet river, which hides within its walls lovely gardens, and a beautiful collection of furniture. You will leave the village and follow the Thouet Valley to Breze and its chateau. In the depths of the chateau, in the subterranean halls, one finds a fortress and a lordly medieval residence. At the end of the day, a taxi will bring you to Saumur where you will visit the old neighborhoods of the city and the Saint Pierre and Notre-Dame-de-Nantilly churches – Lodging and breakfast in a 2-star hotel
D 6
Day 6 – SAUMUR and ANGERS
The morning will begin with a visit of the chateau of Saumur, a squat fortress that overlooks the Loire Valley. Inside you will find several museums, including that of Les Arts Decoratifs, offering a beautiful ensemble of Medieval and Renaissance art. Escort by taxi from Saumur to Angers. In Angers you will visit the old parts of the city and see beautiful old homes and the Saint Maurice Cathedral that dates to the 12th and 13th centuries – Lodging and breakfast in a 2-star hotel
D 7
Day 7 – ANGERS
You will spend the morning touring the chateau, a feudal fortress built by Saint Louis at the start of the 13th century. You will find there the Tenture de l’Apocalypse. Tour ends late morning.
D 1
Day 1 – Arrival in CHINON
Visit of the old city dominated by the medieval castle whose some parts dated back to the 17th C. The future king Charles VII has sought refuge in this town in 1418 during the Hundred Years and Joan of Arc came here to acknowledge him as leader. Take time to discover these narrow and twisty lanes, these old houses and the churches – Lodging and breakfast in a 3-star hotel
D 2
Day 2 – USSE – CHINON (17 km)
Transfer by taxi to Rigny-Usse in the morning. The chateau of Usse is remarkable in its beauty, unique in its roofing, thousands of pinnacle turrets, chimneys, and skylights. After having visited the chateau and admiring the magnificent cedars of the park, you will cross through the national forest of Chinon and the vineyards and arrive again in Chinon – Lodging and breakfast in the same hotel
D 3
Day 3 – LE RIVAU – CHINON (14 km)
A taxi will bring you to the steps of the 13th century feudal chateau of Le Rivau for your visit. After the tour, you will walk to the banks of the Vienne River and to Chinon. Strolling through the city, you will discover in turn the chateau, Old Chinon, Le Grand Carroi and the many old homes and churches. At the end of the day a taxi will take you to Fontevraud for the night. Dinner, lodging and breakfast in a 3-star hotel at Fontevraud
D 4
Day 4 – FONTEVRAUD – CANDES SAINT MARTIN (16 km)
You will spend the morning visiting the Fontevraud Abbey, one of the largest abbeys in France. Built at the beginning of the 12th century, the abbey has housed a number of religious communities, both masculine and feminine, who led autonomous lives under the direction of an abbess. The religious life of the abbey came to an end during the Revolution with the sacking of many of the buildings by Napoleon I, who then transformed them into prisons in 1804. The abbey was deconsecrated in 1963. You will leave the village and head through the vineyards for the banks of the Loire. The path crosses in front of the old windmill of La Herpiniere and descends towards the troglodytic village of Turquant. You will move on to Montsoreau and the chateau which now houses a museum dedicated to the colonial history of France. You will then arrive in Candes Saint Martin, a charming village located at the confluence of the Loire and Vienne rivers. The 12th century church was built on the very spot where Saint Martin died. Return by taxi to Fontevraud. Dinner, lodging and breakfast in the same 3-star hotel
D 5
Day 5 – MONTREUIL BELLAY – BREZE – SAUMUR (12 km)
Transfer by taxi to Montreuil-Bellay, an imposing structure situated in a pleasant spot on the banks of the Thouet river, which hides within its walls lovely gardens, and a beautiful collection of furniture. You will leave the village and follow the Thouet Valley to Breze and its chateau. In the depths of the chateau, in the subterranean halls, one finds a fortress and a lordly medieval residence. At the end of the day, a taxi will bring you to Saumur where you will visit the old neighborhoods of the city and the Saint Pierre and Notre-Dame-de-Nantilly churches – Lodging and breakfast in a 3-star hotel
D 6
Day 6 – SAUMUR and ANGERS
The morning will begin with a visit of the chateau of Saumur, a squat fortress that overlooks the Loire Valley. Inside you will find several museums, including that of Les Arts Decoratifs, offering a beautiful ensemble of Medieval and Renaissance art. Escort by taxi from Saumur to Angers. In Angers you will visit the old parts of the city and see beautiful old homes and the Saint Maurice Cathedral that dates to the 12th and 13th centuries – Dinner, lodging and breakfast in a 3-star hotel
D 7
Day 7 – ANGERS
ou will spend the morning touring the chateau, a feudal fortress built by Saint Louis at the start of the 13th century. You will find there the Tenture de l’Apocalypse. Tour ends late morning
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