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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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Light and Spacious Holiday Home with Private Pool Near Montelimar, Drome

Light and Spacious Holiday Home with Private Pool Near Montelimar, Drome

Weekly Rental: GBP to GBP

5 sleeps

Lovely light spacious interior and rural without feeling remote, this converted stone-built gite set in an acre of

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Attractive House with Stunning views and Private Swimming Pool, Dordogne - Dragon Vert

Attractive House with Stunning views and Private Swimming Pool, Dordogne - Dragon Vert

Weekly Rental: GBP to GBP

6 sleeps

Attractive property with swimming pool and stunning views. Sleeps up to 6 people in three bedrooms. Set above a lively

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Lovely Converted Barn House with Swimming Pool in Prechacq-Josbaig, Near the Pyrenees

Lovely Converted Barn House with Swimming Pool in Prechacq-Josbaig, Near the Pyrenees

Weekly Rental: GBP 707 to GBP 1155

6 sleeps

Located in a Béarn village between Navarrenx and Oloron St Marie. The gite, Les Galets, is a charming converted barn

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2 Holiday Cottages Alongside the Canal du Midi near Carcassonne, Aude - Olive Tree

2 Holiday Cottages Alongside the Canal du Midi near Carcassonne, Aude - Olive Tree

Weekly Rental: EUR 455 to EUR 1025

4 sleeps

2 Independant superb gites. 2 bedrooms, BBQ, patio, garden & heated pool. Set at the edge of a typical French Village

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Charming Family House with Private Pool and Garden in Bagnols-en-Foret, Var

Charming Family House with Private Pool and Garden in Bagnols-en-Foret, Var

Weekly Rental: USD 135 to USD 457

10 sleeps

La Bergerie is a 17th Century, Provencal, old stone house with character and charm, which was originally built for a

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Autumn Season Offer

Autumn Season Offer

A £50 per week price reduction for this edge-of-village house with garden, pool and roof terrace, which sleeps up to 10

Peak season reduction

Peak season reduction

Special Offer -10% discount on the remaining summer week 25th August-1st September 18 - enquire now!

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

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