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Loire Castles Road Trip

Angers - Saumur - Chinon - Azay le Rideau - Chateau de Chenonceau - Amboise - Blois - Cheverny - Chambord - Orléans

Expect on your Loire Castles Road Trip Itinerary

Historical sites Historical sites
Benefit-stress ratio Benefit-stress ratio
Culture Culture
Road conditions Road conditions
Security Security
Landscape Landscape
Comfort Comfort
Urban life Urban life
ACTIVATE MAP Stages9 km335 h/stage0.7

Best months to drive Loire Castles Road Trip

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Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Loire Castles Road Trip in France?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 188EUR drive & more 38EUR sleep & more 330EUR eat & more 360EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 728EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 915EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 263EUR drive & more 50EUR sleep & more 550EUR eat & more 480EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 1,080EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 1,343EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 525EUR drive & more 63EUR sleep & more 880EUR eat & more 720EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 1,663EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 2,188EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 1,125EUR drive & more 75EUR sleep & more 143EUR eat & more 360EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 578EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 1,703EUR
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Loire Castles Road Trip Itinerary

If you are searching for an interesting road trip around France, Loire Castles Road Trip will undoubtedly measure up to your expectations. This adventure will be an answer to the needs of family. There are plenty of places that you will explore on your way, as the route runs through Angers, Chinon, and Azay le Rideau. The trip described in this article will take 5 days to complete, but depending on your free time, you can also complete it even in 4 days. Of course, if you are tempted with the beauty of what France offers, you can always extend your trip. The whole route takes 335km to travel, and you will spend around 0.7 hours a day driving. Sit comfortably in the driver’s seat and let’s hit the road!
number of days 5 number of days
route length 335 km route length
budget high budget
good for family good for
traffic direction on the right traffic direction
accident level low accident level
The road trip is a great opportunity to see a number of exciting venues relatively stress-free and for a reasonable price. The journey will help you to learn more on France’s culture and lifestyle. Loire Castles Road Trip is also filled with opportunities allowing drivers to pay a visit to interesting historical gems. In spite of the fact that the hotels on the way are not that luxurious, they still promise value for money. Tourists should be prepared that the journey is more expensive due to greater number of amenities. Travelling on the right and a low number of accidents are characteristic features of the road conditions in the region. The period between May and September is thought to be the best for taking the trip.

START Angers

Distance 335 km Driving time 6.6 h Pace: modest Airports CDG
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1 Angers - Saumur

Distance 60 km Driving time 1.2 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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2 Saumur - Chinon

Distance 35 km Driving time 0.7 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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3 Chinon - Azay le Rideau

Distance 39 km Driving time 1.0 h Pace: slow View map Itinerary
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4 Azay le Rideau - Chateau de Chenonceau

Distance 64 km Driving time 1.0 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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5 Chateau de Chenonceau - Amboise

Distance 13 km Driving time 0.3 h Pace: slow View map Itinerary
interesting  historic site accommodation options camper parking available EV charging station dining venues scenic road stretches of winding road sections of narrow road
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6 Amboise - Blois

Distance 37 km Driving time 0.7 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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7 Blois - Cheverny

Distance 17 km Driving time 0.4 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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8 Cheverny - Chambord

Distance 18 km Driving time 0.4 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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9 Chambord - Orléans

Distance 53 km Driving time 1.0 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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  Orléans

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Loire Castles Road Trip Summary

No doubt our Loire Castles Road Trip will become a perfect inspiration for your future travels.
The itinerary we’ve suggested can be used as a foundation that you can recreate in its entirety or only partially and that can be enriched with diverse highlights of your choice.
If car travel is a means of travel that you prefer, there are a number of essential road rules to follow and a bunch of things to be mindful of to make your trip smooth and safe. These tips will also become useful for holidaymakers who are considering hiring a car or hiring a camper.
When on a tour around France, there are numerous road rules to be bore in mind. Alcohol is best to be avoided at any price if France is your holiday destination. Remember that the allowed consumption limit is extremely low and equals only 0.5‰. In order to avoid aspeeding fine, it is best to never exceed 50km/h. If you are aiming for non-build-up areas, you cannot exceed the maximum allowed speed of 90km/h. On motorways, the permissible speed is 130km/h. In order to stay safe, we recommend driving with your headlights on at daytime and equipping your vehicle with a fire extinguisher and first aid kit.
The majority of travellers are also interested in the travel expenses of the whole road trip. The total cost of the whole road trip may vary depending on the budget option that you go for. A wide range of budget options is described below.
If you go for the budget option, you need to spend the maximum of 38 EUR on fuel to cover the planned 10 stages. Economy accommodation options can cost holidaymakers more or less 330 EUR. The travel expenses connected with food and restaurants within this option can cost up to roughly 360 EUR. Travellers will have to pay approximately 188 EUR if they aim for the cheapest car rental option as well. Thus, going for car rental will increase the expenses of the road trip from about 728 EUR to about 915 EUR.
When it comes to the standard offer, you have to spend the maximum of 50 EUR on the gasoline needed to cover the tour. Cost amounting to 550 EUR can be expected by all tourists who are looking for standard hotels. When opting for this option, take into consideration that the food and restaurants within this range will cost roughly 480 EUR. Travellers who want to cover the trip in a standard hire vehicle can expect a cost of about 263 EUR. Summing up the standard offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total more or less 1,343 EUR for holidayers who would like to try vehicle rental and 1,080 EUR for those who are not interested in renting.
The highest level of comfort of the premium option will live up to the expectations of the most demanding drivers. Drivers who would like to rent a car will pay around 2,188 EUR for the whole Loire Castles Road Trip, whereas those who are not interested in vehicle hire will spend around 1,663 EUR. Travellers who want to cover the trip in a premium rental car can expect a cost of around 525 EUR. When it comes to the top standard option of the road trip, you need to spend the maximum of 63 EUR on the gasoline needed to cover the road trip. You should expect to pay more or less 880 EUR for hotels and 720 EUR for restaurants and food if you opt for the exclusive standard of services during your itinerary.
Our tour will also be superb for all camper fans, as it can be easily adjusted to their needs. If you choose this travel mode, the expenses may amount to more or less 1,125 EUR. Travel costs connected with camper travel will be approximately 75 EUR – especially if you wish to cover all the stages around France. Travellers who opt for camper rental should expect to pay more or less 143 EUR for accommodation and approximately 360 EUR for expenses connected with food.
You can check all of the costs in the Road Trip Costs section.
The described part of France is best to be visited between May and September. If Loire Castles Road Trip has inspired you, there is abundance of exciting journeys on our website. We hope that the wide spectrum of travel opportunities will surely meet the expectations of the most demanding holidaymakers.

Facts for safer driving in France

drink drive limit drink drive limit 0.5
max speed urban max speed urban 50 km/h
max speed rural max speed rural 90 km/h
max speed highway max speed highway 130 km/h
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime off
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher no
tolls tolls yes
seat belts seat belts yes

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