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Vineyards & Discoveries: Val de Loire, Chenonceau

The Vignobles & Découvertes label aims to provide quality visits and services on the theme of wine. The label appeals to a customer base that appreciates the world of wine without necessarily being connoisseurs, and offers a range of quality services: accommodation, cultural sites, activities and leisure, cellars to visit, restaurants, exploration of natural spaces, events, etc.

Seven destinations in Loire Valley have been awarded the label : Val de Loire, Amboise (External link) - Val de Loire, Chenonceau - Vallée du Loir (External link) - Chinon, Bourgueil, Azay (External link) - Saumur, Val de Loire (External link) - Vallée du Layon (External link) - Muscadet Loire Océan (External link).

Destination : Val de Loire, ChenonceauThe Loire Valley brings together the valleys of the Rivers Lot and Cher in a remarkable region distinguished by its gentle way of life and its vineyards.

Widely preserved natural landscapes, the architectural heritage and its local produce make it a rich and diverse area nestled around the Cher, which forms the historic link between the region’s districts.

The châteaux, gardens, windmills, loges de vignes shelters, troglodytic houses, locks and lock houses are each more beautiful than the next, allowing visitors to discover this region off the beaten track.

Rising above both sides of the Cher valley, the wine-growing hillsides are renowned for their quality with 3 AOCs: Touraine AOC, Montlouis-sur-Loire AOC, and Touraine-Chenonceaux AOC.

The “Val de Loire, Chenonceau” destination offers visitors a selection of 26 cellars providing still and sparkling white, rosé and red wines, a choice of some fifty distinctive accommodation options, and 22 restaurants serving traditional cuisine based on regional produce.
A prestigious, world-renowned heritage also awaits them: the Château de Chenonceau, Château de Bourdaisière, Château du Gué Péan or the Donjon of the former fortress of Montrichard and the Château de Montpoupon.

More information :

Pays Loire Touraine (External link)