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Loir-et-Cher, France

Apartments, Gites and Houses to rent in Loir-et-Cher, France

Loir-et-Cher is a department in north-central France named after the rivers Loir and Cher. Loir-et-Cher is part of the region of Centre (Val de Loire). The river Loire traverses the department, ensuring easy communication between its own capital, Blois, and the vibrant cultural and commercial centres of Tours to the west and the fringes of the Seine-Paris basin at Orléans to the east. Stay in your ideal Loir-et-Cher holiday house or apartment and visit the stunning Loire Valley chateaux.

Blois is dominated by Château de Blois, a Renaissance château once occupied by King Louis XII. Built in the middle of the town that it effectively controlled, the château of Blois comprises several buildings constructed from the 13th to the 17th century around the main courtyard - well worth exploring when renting a holiday home in Loir-et-cher, France. To imagine its size – it’s worth noting the chateau has 564 rooms and 75 staircases although only 23 were used frequently. There is a fireplace in each room and there are 100 bedrooms. The residence of several French kings, it is also the place where Joan of Arc went in 1429 to be blessed by the Archbishop of Reims before departing with her army to drive the English from Orléans.

As Blois is built on a pair of steep hills, winding and steep pathways run through the city, culminating in long staircases at various points. To the south of the city, the Forêt de Russy is a reminder of the thick woods that once covered the area.

Be sure to see The royal Château de Chambord at Chambordin when on holiday in Loir-et-Cher, one of the most recognizable châteaux in the world. This is owing to its very distinct French Renaissance architecture that blends traditional French medieval forms with classical Italian structures. Chambord is a must see when you rent holiday accommodation in the Loire-et-Cher. It’s the largest château in the Loire Valley and was also the inspiration for the Beast's castle in the 1991 animated Disney film Beauty and the Beast.

The Château de Chaumont is currently a museum and every year hosts a Garden Festival from April to October where contemporary garden designers display their work in an English-style garden.

The Château de Cheverny was thought to have been used by the Belgian comic book creator as the inspiration for his fictional "Château de Moulinsart" (Marlinspike Hall in English) in The Adventures of Tintin books.

Travelling to your self-catering Loir-et-Cher holiday rental house or gite

By road: The A10 motorway connects Blois with Paris, Orléans and Tours. Journey time from Paris is 2 hours and from Cherbourg just over 4 hours. By rail: The Gare de Blois railway station offers direct connections to Paris, Orléans, Tours, Nantes and several regional destinations. Direct trains to Paris Austerlitz station run frequently and are around 2 hours. By air: Tours Loire Valley Airport connects the Loire Valley to London Stansted Airport and Dublin. These links are provided by the Irish airline Ryanair.

 

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Beautiful Chateaux de Palaja Hotel, Palaja, Carcassonne, Languedoc

Beautiful Chateaux de Palaja Hotel, Palaja, Carcassonne, Languedoc

Weekly Rental: EUR 763 to EUR 1883

5 sleeps

The hotel "Chateau de Palaja" three stars is located at a 5 minutes drive from the medieval city of Carcassonne, in the

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Villa l'Anse aux Moines - Luxury Holiday Home with Sea Views and Heated Pool in Les Sables d`Olonne, Vendee

Villa l'Anse aux Moines - Luxury Holiday Home with Sea Views and Heated Pool in Les Sables d`Olonne, Vendee

Weekly Rental: EUR 1350 to EUR 3550

10 sleeps

This beautiful and luxurious villa offers 180 degree sea views and a spectacular heated swimming pool. The property can

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Spectacular Luxury Villa in Sainte Maxime, Var

Spectacular Luxury Villa in Sainte Maxime, Var

Weekly Rental: EUR 1300 to EUR 4500

9 sleeps

This is a beautiful villa in Saint-Maxime which can accommodate 8 to 9 people very comfortably. The property is air-

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Les Oliviers - Lovely Holiday Rental Apartment in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes

Les Oliviers - Lovely Holiday Rental Apartment in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes

Weekly Rental: GBP 420 to GBP 600

4 sleeps

Les Oliviers is a charming garden apartment accommodating up to 4 guests. The property overlooks the valley with sea and

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Lovely Sea Front Villa With Private Pool and Jacuzzi in Cap Ferret, Gironde, Aquitaine

Lovely Sea Front Villa With Private Pool and Jacuzzi in Cap Ferret, Gironde, Aquitaine

Weekly Rental: EUR 800 to EUR 3200

7 sleeps

This lovely beach front villa boasts a large private pool and a jacuzzi. The beaches of Archachon are in close proximity

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Save 10% on the second week of a fortnight holiday

Save 10% on the second week of a fortnight holiday

For bookings of 2 or more consecutive weeks, a 10% discount is offered on the second and subsequent weeks of your stay.

Peak season reduction

Peak season reduction

Special Offer - 25th August to 5th Sept 18 reduced to 800 Euros per week - enquire now!

Chill out by our private pool for week 21 to 28 July or 25 August to 1st September.

Chill out by our private pool for week 21 to 28 July or 25 August to 1st September.

Fabulous farmhouse in a peaceful village with all facilities to make your stay a good one.

20% discount on Brittany Ferries

20% discount on Brittany Ferries

For guests travelling with Brittany Ferries, please contact us before booking as we have a reference number that should

Availability left for 2019!

Availability left for 2019!

Price per Week: EUR 1145 - EUR 2595. Available weeks: 25 May till 8 June 6 July till 13 July 3-10 August 17 August

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