Barge Cruising in Loire Valley
The Loire Valley reflects a time when western architecture set a new standard of beauty, luxury, and scale. The region’s 300+ chateaux served as elegant abodes for French royalty and aristocrats before the French Revolution.
Now a gorgeously preserved gateway, to the lives, loves, and losses that once unfolded within these grand structures, the Loire Valley boasts a living story of European history. This iconic region exudes the tragic grace of bygone gentility, making it the perfect cruise route for those captivated by art, architecture, and culture. The Loire Valley lies south-west of Paris, easily reached by TGV trains to St. Pierre-des-Corps. Spend the night before the cruise in Tours, a historic town with an abundance of gourmet bistros.