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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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Le Logis de Luxe Charente-Maritime - Sleeps 6

Le Logis de Luxe Charente-Maritime - Sleeps 6

Weekly Rental: EUR to EUR

6 sleeps

Le Logis is an impressive chateau dating from the 15th Century set within a large, private courtyard containing a

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Beautiful Gite With Large Garden and Stunning Views in Aude - La Demi-Lune

Beautiful Gite With Large Garden and Stunning Views in Aude - La Demi-Lune

Weekly Rental: GBP 350 to GBP 500

5 sleeps

La Demi-Lune is a wonderful semi-detached property boasting a large private garden and swimming pool. The property can

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Stone Gîte 10 Mins From The Sea in Normandy, Near Avranches

Stone Gîte 10 Mins From The Sea in Normandy, Near Avranches

Weekly Rental: EUR 300 to EUR 350

6 sleeps

This spacious gite can accommodate up to 6 guests and is located in the heart of Normandy. It is close to the beach,

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Newly Renovated Gite Near Surgères in Charente Maritime - Les Rosiers

Newly Renovated Gite Near Surgères in Charente Maritime - Les Rosiers

Weekly Rental: EUR 350 to EUR 850

4 sleeps

Les Rosiers is a newly renovated 2 bedroom gite especially adapted for disabled access. The property can accommodate up

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House to Rent in Bricqueville-Sur-Mer, Manche, Normandy

House to Rent in Bricqueville-Sur-Mer, Manche, Normandy

Weekly Rental: EUR 350 to EUR 350

5 sleeps

Self Catering house to rent in Bricqueville-Sur-Mer, Manche, Normandy. Open plan kitchen, fully equipped with fridge-

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1 week left during summer - charming & peaceful villa with heated private pool

1 week left during summer - charming & peaceful villa with heated private pool

one single week remains available in July (6th till 13th), 200 EUR off standard price, enjoy this very special offer

Flexible Booking Times

Flexible Booking Times

Booking times available to accommodate the more economical mid week travel

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.

Extended stay

Extended stay

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

Le Pigeonnier, Holiday House in the Lot, sleeps 2 - 6.

Le Pigeonnier, Holiday House in the Lot, sleeps 2 - 6.

LATE AVAILABILITY - Remaining June weeks now reduced from £415 to £360 per week.

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