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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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Luxury 5 Bedroom Villa with Private Pool and Hot Tub in Figareto Corsica - La Vignarella

Luxury 5 Bedroom Villa with Private Pool and Hot Tub in Figareto Corsica - La Vignarella

Weekly Rental: EUR 1700 to EUR 7700

10 sleeps

Enjoy luxury, elegance and simplicity at its' finest at Villa La Vignarella. With sandy beaches as far as the eye can

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Holiday Gite in Marcey-les-Grèves, Manche, Normandy - Gite La Maison Bleue

Holiday Gite in Marcey-les-Grèves, Manche, Normandy - Gite La Maison Bleue

Weekly Rental: EUR 690 to EUR 1090

9 sleeps

This large apartment sleeps up to 9 guests and is halfway between Mont St-Michel and Granville. This contemporary house

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Beach studio in La Grande-Motte, Hérault

Beach studio in La Grande-Motte, Hérault

Weekly Rental: EUR 490 to EUR 490

4 sleeps

This well-equipped studio is situated next to the Port and close to all amenities. It can sleep up to 4 people.

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Luxurious and Prestigious Villa in Pont-Aven, Finistere, Brittany - Villa Sur Les Quais

Luxurious and Prestigious Villa in Pont-Aven, Finistere, Brittany - Villa Sur Les Quais

Weekly Rental: EUR 2430 to EUR 3375

6 sleeps

This is a superb property with exceptional design, with a splendid view on the port of Pont-Aven. A refined and modern

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Recently Renovated Luxury Fontchauvaux Gite in Limousin - Violets Cottage

Recently Renovated Luxury Fontchauvaux Gite in Limousin - Violets Cottage

Weekly Rental: EUR 483 to EUR 483

4 sleeps

This recently renovated holiday home is a little slice of luxury in the heart of Limousin. It can accommodate up to 4

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Early bird special - 10% off all bookings until June 2019 !

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25% off May Half Term (w/c 25/5)

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Fancy a week , or two, by the sea in a fabulous stone cottage for up to 16 people.Weeks 13 th July to 3rd August and 17 to 31st August 2019.

Fancy a week , or two, by the sea in a fabulous stone cottage for up to 16 people.Weeks 13 th July to 3rd August and 17 to 31st August 2019.

Spoil yourself and enjoy time with your family or friends in our spacious cottage just 150 metres from a long sandy

SPECIAL OFFER - £100 off all remaining July and August weeks

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