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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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The Beautiful renovated country house in Aravis estate for 12 People

The Beautiful renovated country house in Aravis estate for 12 People

Weekly Rental: GBP 2100 to GBP 2100

12 sleeps

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Holiday Country House with Pool in Anglars Nozac, Lot, South West France -  Les Valades

Holiday Country House with Pool in Anglars Nozac, Lot, South West France - Les Valades

Weekly Rental: GBP to GBP

8 sleeps

Situated within 22 acres of maintained gardens, meadows and woodland, Les Valades is located in the Lot department close

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Beautiful Cottage in Lot-et-Garonne,St Eutrope de Born - La Petit Bessou

Beautiful Cottage in Lot-et-Garonne,St Eutrope de Born - La Petit Bessou

Weekly Rental: EUR 590 to EUR 1690

6 sleeps

South facing, wonderful views over the rolling countryside.Tranquil location. LA PETITE BESSOU is a traditional three

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Stunning Detached French Stone House in Lot-et-Garonne, Near Monflanquin - Pigeonnaire

Stunning Detached French Stone House in Lot-et-Garonne, Near Monflanquin - Pigeonnaire

Weekly Rental: GBP 350 to GBP 1000

4 sleeps

A stunning traditional detached French stone house set in 19 acres. This outstanding Pigeonnaire sits in just under 20

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Newly converted Coach House within Grounds of Large House in Lot-et-Garonne - Petit Manoir Coach House

Newly converted Coach House within Grounds of Large House in Lot-et-Garonne - Petit Manoir Coach House

Weekly Rental: GBP 500 to GBP 900

4 sleeps

This newly converted Coach house with pool, situated within the grounds of a large Maison de Maitre. Two bedrooms (one

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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..

Late booking offer 15% discount

Late booking offer 15% discount

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

JUIN A SAISIR EN SEMAINE OU EN WEEK-END JUSQUE 15 OCCUPANTS

JUIN A SAISIR EN SEMAINE OU EN WEEK-END JUSQUE 15 OCCUPANTS

Tarifs exceptionnels sur toutes les périodes disponibles de JUIN Attention : vous devez régler 195 € au ré

Chill out by our private HEATED pool for weeks 6 to 20th July for £2000

Chill out by our private HEATED pool for weeks 6 to 20th July for £2000

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

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