An Unforgettable Ride: Biking From Blois to Chambord in France’s Loire Valley

A few summers ago, I experienced the Loire Valley as I never had before, on a bike. Though there are various types and levels of biking excursions one can take throughout the Châteaux de la Loire region, I found the 1.5 hour ride from Blois to Chambord to be delightful and just challenging enough to break a sweat (for a non-regular rider). We began in Blois with a daytime tour of it’s ... Read Full Article

Exploring Blois, Chambord, and Cheverny

The 3:47 train from Paris (sounds like an Agatha Christie title) slid swiftly southward into the green Loire Valley, and by 5:30 John and I were in Blois. The hilly town of 50,000 people, rising from the banks of the wide Loire River, was the first stop on this tour of the valley and its famous chateaus. Armed with maps from the tourist office, we set off in the rain to explore. The Old Town ... Read Full Article