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Loire valley

Hotel in Loire Valley, Blois

The Loire Valley, spanning 280 kilometres, is located in the middle stretch of the Loire River in central France. Its area comprises about 800 square kilometres. It is referred to as the Cradle of the French and the Garden of France due to the abundance of vineyards, fruit orchards (such as cherries), artichoke and asparagus fields, which line the banks of the river. Notable for its historic towns, architecture and wines, the valley has been inhabited since the Middle Palaeolithic period

In 2000, UNESCO added the central part of the Loire River valley to its list of World Heritage Sites.
This part of Loire Valley inclue 2 French regions : Pays de la Loire and Center
The valley includes historic towns such as Amboise, Angers, Blois, Chinon, Orléans, Saumur, and Tours.

The area includes:
2 regions (Centre and Pays de la Loire),
4 departments (Loiret, Loir-et-Cher, Indre-et-Loire and Maine-et-Loire),
6 conurbations (Orléans, Blois, Tours, Chinon, Saumur and Angers),
11 designated local areas,
1 Regional Natural Park (Loire-Anjou-Touraine),
164 towns and villages : each town or village shows its inclusion to the site with the girouet , symbolizing the link to the Loire.
It is home to a population of over one million residents.
The impact of the listing, however, covers an area far wider than that of the listed site itself, and numerous monuments, towns and villages have benefited from the site as a centre of attraction.

Loire Valley is the witness of harmonious development between man and his environment, landscapes represent the combined works of man and nature.
This landscape has reached its present form by association with and in response to its natural environment and shows Ideals of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment.
The Loire Valley is remarkable for the quality of its architectural heritage, historic towns (Blois, Chinon, Saumur...) and its chateaux such as Chambord, Blois, Chenonceau or Cheverny.

Blois is located in the heart of the Loire Valley classified.
You can discover and explore the different facets of this gem:
The Loire, it bed, its banks, its "fronts bâtis" his views "wide angle"
The Loire and its tributaries, lifted, its slopes, his light
Loire, the cradle of French garden since abbeys to the castles of the Renaissance
Loire, wine and gastronomy
The Hotel de France & Guise at Blois will be perfect for your stay in this beautiful region


- Blois downtown

- Elevators

- Free wifi

- New Beds

- Next to a public parking



You will see, after the first visit to France & Guise, you will come back and will be considered a friend of the Loire.
The hotel has 50 rooms in the city center, fully equipped (flat screen TV, bath or shower, new bedding, lift, toilets).
The atmosphere is friendly but not familiar, this is the merit of the owners of the Hotel -Annie and Jacky Barilleau- who will welcome you
with great professionalism and kindness.
The hotel is located 300 meters from the Loire in the historic center of Blois, near the castle. We also propose a formula b & b and a perfect picnic basket option to visit the banks of the Loire.

Hotel de France et de Guise • 3 rue Gallois • 41000 Blois • France • Tél 02 54 78 00 53 • Fax 02 54 78 29 45  •  Mail : hotel@franceetguise.com

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