Plan your trip to the Loire Valley

Loire Valley useful information to help you plan your vacation

The Tours Val de Loire airport (Photo by Duch.seb)

How to get to the Loire Valley, France, by car, train, and tour

 

The tourism information offices of the Loire Valley

 
Transportation options to and within France (Photo icons courtesy of AIGA; illustration by Reid Bramblett)

Getting to France and getting around France: trains, planes, rental cars, low-cost airlines and long-distance coaches

 
Travel info (Photo by Bobafred)

Tourist information, guidebooks, maps, tips for niche groups (students, LGBT, seniors, disabled, etc.), and more in France

 
Berware data roaming without an international plan when abroad (Photo © Reid Bramblett)

Keeping in touch while traveling—Cellphones and Skype, mail and roaming fees, and how to call to, from, and within France

 
Not my gear, but pretty close to what I pack (save the helmet) (Photo by cmor15)

From travel speciality clothes and gear to bags and currency converters

 
Transportation options to and within France (Photo icons courtesy of AIGA; illustration by Reid Bramblett)

All those boring but necessary travel details: passports, entry visas, trip insurance, health insurance, customs regulations, and all the other super-fun pre-trip preparations

 
Changing money (Photo © Reid Bramblett)

From credit cards, cash, and ATMS to VAT refunds, travelers checks, and customs limits in France

 
Those peanuts in the minibar don't cost just peanuts—they cost €7! And since when was a bottle of water worth €4.25? (Photo by Rick)

From emergency numbers and hospitals to pickpockets and general safety issues