Loire Valley is a beautiful area of France with lots to offer to couples and families visiting alike. Also known as the gardens of France, the area is known for its beautiful gardens, Loire Chateaux, amazingly scenic vineyards and cycle trails.
La Coyere is merely an 8 mins drive to Noyant, a lively market town with all the amenities you will need. Noyant is found in Maine-et-Loire in the Pays de La Loire region of France. In the vicinity of Noyant tourist attractions that include Château de Villandry (34 km), Chinon Castle (39 km), Musée du Gemmail, Tours (43 km), and Musée du Compagnonnage in Tours (43 km) are worth visiting.
We have listed a few of our favourite attractions below. For more information, visit one of the following tourist information websites:
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Home to the Cadre Noir, known for its annual horse shows. There is a tank museum, the Musée des Blindes, with more than 850 armoured vehicles. High above the town, the 14th century Chateau houses the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, an impressive collection of European china and the Musée du Cheval, progressing through the evolution of bridles and stirrups to an amazing and diverse saddlery collection. Also visit the troglodyte dwellings carved out of the cliffs, the Musée de Champignons, underground
During the middle ages, Tours was one of the great pilgrimage sites in Europe. Today it is a busy University town which boasts wonderful Renaissance and neo-classical mansions, which are clustered around the famous Plumereau Square, fine museums including a collection of Craftsmen’s masterpieces and the Cathèdral of St-Gatien. The most interesting sites in the surrounding area are the Chateaux of Azay-Le Rideau, which reflects on the river.
Chinon is a city in Indre-et-Loire. It was in Chinon’s remarkable medieval fortress that Joan of Arc recognised a disguised Charles VII as the future king of France. Leaving its walls, the quaysides of the River Vienne lead to the medieval alleyways of Old Chinon, where visitors will be enchanted by the spirit of Rabelais and the renowned local wine.
On the banks of the River Maine, the university town of Angers was once the power base for the notorious medieval Counts of Anjou. Its 13th century château, built as a huge fortress, is well worth a visit where you will find striking examples of Gothic architecture, beautiful gardens and the famous Apocalypse Tapestries, the oldest and and largest in France. The cobbled streets lining the ‘old quarter.
The Loire is over 630 miles long, along which you will find many chateaux stretching from Angers in the west to Orleans in the East. You will be spoilt for choice which ones to visit - ranging from Chambord to Chenonceau to Blois. The list goes on.
France is famous for her food & wines. In Loire Valley, you will be spoilt for choice with the number of restaurants and vineyards. Markets: Tuesday - Bourgeuil, great food market in the heart of the vineyards. Wednesday - La Fleche, good for food, very pretty town. Thursday - Le Lude, Chateau and gardens worth a visit. Friday - Noyant, small local market, a slice of rural French life. Saturday - Saumur, market set in tudor style square, beautiful Chateau.