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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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Beautifully Restored La Sarre Cottage in Morbihan for 6 Persons Plus Baby

Beautifully Restored La Sarre Cottage in Morbihan for 6 Persons Plus Baby

Weekly Rental: GBP 325 to GBP 1100

6 sleeps

A charming converted stone cottage Originally the main entrance to our traditional breton stone longere, this

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Beautifully Restored La Fretu Cottage in Morbihan for 6 Persons Plus Baby

Beautifully Restored La Fretu Cottage in Morbihan for 6 Persons Plus Baby

Weekly Rental: GBP 325 to GBP 775

6 sleeps

Refurbished longere in rural hamlet This pretty stone cottage has been restored to an excellent standard and whilst

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Beautifully Restored Bonne Chere Cottage in Morbihan for 4/6 Persons Plus Baby

Beautifully Restored Bonne Chere Cottage in Morbihan for 4/6 Persons Plus Baby

Weekly Rental: GBP 275 to GBP 775

6 sleeps

Set in large gardens with views of the open countryside this superbly spacious and comfortable single storey farmhouse

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Lovely Holiday Cottage in Langoëlan, Morbihan, Brittany - Ty Megan

Lovely Holiday Cottage in Langoëlan, Morbihan, Brittany - Ty Megan

Weekly Rental: GBP 250 to GBP 650

4 sleeps

A sweet little cottage sleeping 4 within one double bedroom and one bunk bedded bedroom. The cottage is full of

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Charming Cottage in Langoëlan, Brittany - Ty Liberty

Charming Cottage in Langoëlan, Brittany - Ty Liberty

Weekly Rental: GBP 275 to GBP 895

6 sleeps

Tastefully renovated with many original beams and exposed stonework still on show. Ty Liberty is a friendly and spacious

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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

Extended stay

Extended stay

Special rates for extended stays November to March. Please contact owners for details

Flexible Booking Times

Flexible Booking Times

Booking times available to accommodate the more economical mid week travel

Late booking offer 15% discount

Late booking offer 15% discount

Late booking offer 15% discount for start dates within 4 weeks

Reduction on 2 week Booking

Reduction on 2 week Booking

Farm House with private Pool July 13 to July 27th £150 reduction on the two week booking..

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