TOURISM & CULTURE

The Famous Loire Valley

 

While famous for its chateaus, the Loire Valley is also a wine growing and gastronomic region. Make the most of a stay at the château to explore the wonders of the region. 
 

 

 


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The riches of the region

 

Château Laroche-Ploquin is surrounded by 21 chateaus in the Loire: Sully-sur-Loire, Valençay, Chinon, Azay-le-Rideau, Clos Lucé, Langeais, Chambord, Brissac, Saumur, Blois, Villandry, Brézé, Chaumont-sur-Oise, the Cadre Noir at Saumur and Frontevraud, Amboise, Chenonceau, Angers, Loches, Cheverny.

 
Loches

Loches is a magnificent fortified town. Its keep considered as a masterpiece of 11th century military architecture ends in 36 metres of medieval garden, over 700 m2 in size. 

Loches
The Royal Palace of Loches

The Royal Palace overlooking the town is a pure embodiment the architecture of the end of the Middle Ages. It was there that Joan of Arc met he would become Charles VII.

The Royal Palace of Loches
The Château of Azay-le-Rideau

The Château of Azay-le-Rideau whose edifice rises up over the Indre River where it was built under Francois I 

The Château of Azay-le-Rideau
The Château of Vilandry

The Château of Vilandry dominates three levels of spectacular stepped gardens including a water garden, the chateau vegetable garden, the “jardin des simples” and the ornamental garden.

The Château of Vilandry
Chinon

Chinon where in 1429 Joan of Arc met the Dauphin, the future Charles VII in the great hall of the palace.

Chinon
Amboise

The Château of Amboise which was a centre for the artists and writers of the time such as Leonardo da Vinci who is buried in the chapel. 

Amboise
The Château of Langeais

The Château of Langeais has two magnificent chateaus: the tower of Foulques Nerra, the oldest keep in France and the Louis XI chateau with medieval architecture on the town side and architecture inspired by the Renaissance on the garden side.

The Château of Langeais


 

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Wine Tourism

 

The hotel is also an ideal launch pad for a wine break in the neighbouring towns whose names alone identify the grapes and regions from which they come: Saumur, Bourgueil; Vouvray, Montlouis. 

The hotel can also organise your tourist schedule, with a minibus and guide who knows all the secrets of the region.

HÔTEL LAROCHE PLOQUIN

In the heart of the chateaux 
of the Loire

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