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Loire Valley Wine And Food Adventure

Autumn and winter breaks in the Loire Valley for up to 6 people.

The Loire Valley is the largest northern wine area in Europe. Just over 1 hour flight from the UK.

Come and join us for a personal weekend break for you and your friends. We will help you explore the Chinon area of the Loire valley and its wines.

Autumn and winter breaks 2019/20 in the Loire Valley

The Loire Valley area is known as the food basket of France.

Wine with food, wholesome gastronomic nourriture and with the season.

Guests enjoying Saturday evenings at La Voyette

Prices for your stay and what’s included;

  • All meals and transport while you are with us.
  • Breakfast, brunch or lunch and 4 course meal drinking the wine chosen from your cave visits.
  • Guided tour around the area.
  • Visits to wine caves and vineyards.
  • Collection and return from Tours, Poitiers or Nantes airports (please note from Nantes there is a small charge of 30€) using Ryanair
  • Or from local rail station. www.thetrainline.com
  • Based on 2 people sharing a room.
  • Each room has its own dedicated bathroom or shower.
  • 350€ per person based on 3 night stay. This is based on a group of 6 people.

Not included are;

Any lunches or meals bought while out.

Entry fees to chateaux etc etc.

Spend the weekend with us and explore this amazing area and discovering Loire Valley wine.

From the moment we say bienvenue to sadly au revoir we will escort you through your stay with us. Showing and touching this most wonderful part of the French countryside.

See what the Wine Traveler has to say about the Loire Valley.

All of this with the back drop of being in the World Heritage area and Chinon – the jewel in the crown just a short distance away.

Follow this link if you would like to know more about the History of Loire Valley wine

Chinon red wine

Tour caves and visit the supermarket, this will give you an understanding of what to look for when back home.

Your accommodation for the weekend will be with us at La Voyette on the southern edge of the Loire Valley National Park, just over an hour from the airport.

The weekend typically will be if collected from Tours airport.

  • Arrive at Tours airport late afternoon on Friday where we will take you to a vineyard in Vouvray, there you can taste the special sparkling and still white wine of this small area.
  • On to your accommodation at La Voyette where a 4 course meal will be waiting for you.
  • Saturday morning after breakfast we will whisk you off to a vineyard. Here, weather permitting, we will go in to the vines to explore the wine making process then taste the wine in the cave. Afterwards back home for a light lunch.
  • In the afternoon a trip in to Chinon for sightseeing then on to the supermarket to explore the wine of the wider region.
  • Saturday evening will be a 4 course meal matched to the wines bought that day.

The vines of Couly-Dutheil Chinon

  • Sunday is more chilled – first brunch then in the afternoon we will go to a cave in the Saumur-Champigny appellation where the wine cave is an old troglodyte palace. After buying the wine, head home for the evening meal via Candes-St-Martin to catch the view of the confluence of the mighty Loire and the Vienne rivers.

Vines of the area

  • Monday it is time to say goodbye so, after brunch, we will meander back to the airport via a sightseeing tour of the area. If time allows, possibly another vineyard tour on the way.

The group size is 4/6 people

La VoyetteLa voyette

Chinon fortress in autumn

img_2663-1Winter in the Loire Valley

How to book.

Simply let us know which weekend you would like, follow the link to Ryanair to book your flight or train line for rail costs (these costs are not included in the advertised price for the weekend) and we will pick you up.

We use TransferWise to receive monies into our bank account. When you are ready we will send the link.

Come and join us

For more information email us at

loirevalleyleisureholidays@aol.co.uk

Kevin and Denise

COVID-19

We hope that you and your families will all keep safe and well in these difficult times and as we move into the warmer months the situation will improve and we will welcome you here to the Loire Valley.

We will continue to monitor the situation and any impact it may have on our cycling holidays and weekend breaks here in rural France.

We remain committed to running our holidays as conditions and the French authorities allow.

We will continue to post any major updates in the weeks ahead.

Our kindest regards Kevin and Denise

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A short break in the Loire Valley, France

We have just hosted a group of six here at La Voyette. A cosy weekend for friends to get together, relax and catch up – here is their review.

A fantastic weekend in La Voyette. Denise and Kev are fabulous hosts who looked after us from the moment we arrived at the airport until we were safely dropped off back. Nothing is too much trouble. Fantastic food and wine- some of which we chose for ourselves on one of our wine tasting trips out with Kev. The house is warm and comfortable and was an ideal venue for our adult party of 6. Kev and Denise catered for us and the food was fabulous. We all ate and drank together, learning about France and the local area.
This is rural France as it’s best, even in February it’s a lovely area to visit.
Can’t recommend spending some time here enough.
Thank you Denise and Kev and hope to see you again soon. Nerissa and Dave

If you need to escape for a long weekend or mid-week break, then why not do the same. 

Bed, breakfast and a four-course evening meal including drinks with a visit to Chinon and a local cave to taste wine. A three day break special price 299 euros per person based on two people sharing a room (you will need to book and pay for your own flights into Tours or Poitiers). Please do not hesitate to get in touch

CHINON CLASSIC CAR & BIKE SHOW AND FETE DE LA MUSIQUE 2021 – 19th, 20th and 21st June

Here in the Loire Valley the weekend of 19th, 20th and 21st June is a very eventful time in our nearest town Chinon which in itself is a most beautiful medieval town set alongside the Vienne river with an impressive Fortresse as its backdrop.
Chinon Classic car and bike show 19~20 June     An event based in the centre of Chinon, a section of the town is made into a promenade track so all these beautiful cars and bikes can be seen at their best. This is a free event and there is a wonderful atmosphere with Trade stands and food stalls situated alongside the river.
Fete de la Music 21st June    An event that takes place all over France and one that Chinon excels at, a music day set with the backdrop of the old town where any budding musicians can play and sing – you will find them throughout the day and into the evening in the squares and on the streets. This is also a free event.

We have a holiday package available for this wonderful weekend.

Day 1 – Friday 18th June You will be collected from Poitiers airport and driven back to our delightful Chambre D’Hote. You will be welcomed and shown to your room followed by a four-course evening meal with drinks when you can get to know your hosts, other guests and the house and garden.

Day 2 – Saturday 19th June – You will rise to a full continental breakfast. Today the exhibitors for the Chinon Classic rally will be arriving and they will spend most of the day driving around the local countryside. We will find ourselves a vantage point and set up there for an hour or so to watch (and hear them) drive by. Depending on the timing of the promenade we will take you either before or after on a tour of the local area to take in the views. A picnic hamper with drinks will be provided for lunch. We will head back to La Voyette for drinks and a four-course evening meal.

Day 3 – Sunday 20th June – You will firstly be served with a continental breakfast. Today will be spent in Chinon where the Classic Vehicles will be parked up in the square guarded by the impressive statue of Joan d’Arc the local heroine. They will then, according to certain categories, be driven at varying speed and agility around the ‘course’. Back to base for an evening meal and drinks.

Day 4 – Monday 21st June –  Continental breakfast will be served and you will have the morning to yourselves to relax at la Voyette.  In the afternoon we will head back into Chinon to be part of  Fete de la Musique. You can wander around the town at your leisure taking in the sites and sounds. We will book a table so that we eat out this evening (this cost is not included in our package).

Day 5 – Tuesday 22nd June – You will be served with a leisurely brunch so that you can relax and enjoy your morning Chez Nous and be driven back to the airport in plenty of time for your departure.

You will be required to book and pay for your own flights and we have based this package on flights arriving to and leaving from Poitiers Airport which Ryanair fly into from London Stanstead. We have three bedrooms with en suite facilities available in our delightful B & B and prices are based on two people sharing a room. Evening Meals with wine are included where stated as is a Picnic Hamper lunch on Day 2 of your stay. All other meals and drinks (light lunches) and the evening meal at a restaurant in Chinon on Monday 21st are payable by yourselves. While here as our guests you will have the use of our large sitting room and a further reception room in which you can relax along with many places to sit in the garden. You will also have the use of our above ground swimming pool.

We can offer the above package to you at a price of 425 euros per person.

To book or for more information on this or any other holiday package follow this link