After life at the château Discover the joys of exploring the Touraine region With its gentle terrain, pleasant climate and preserved spaces, you’ll love the Loire Valley and be able to enjoy it at your own pace. The cycle route along the Loire provides a brilliant overview of Touraine, from the royal town of Amboise to the village of Candes-Saint-Martin. You’ll be able to discover the wine cellars and vineyards the Maison de la Loire in Montlouis-sur-Loire that celebrates the heritage of the Loire, the superb gardens of the stately châteaux, and the many cave dwellings. Our Relais & Châteaux hotel in Touraine is located at the heart of a wondrous natural environment where you can enjoy a range of activities on land, on the water or in the air. Enjoy six golf courses with exceptional settings, get a unique view of the Loire châteaux by balloon or by helicopter, take a traditional boat ride down the Loire, or go swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, horse-riding or walking. Take a tour around Tours Just 30 minutes from Amboise, discover the capital of Touraine and hometown of illustrious writer Honoré de Balzac with its wonderful way of life, with café terraces, the flower markets, the lively banks and the brilliant city centre shops. Well-loved by residents and tourists alike, Place Plumereau is the beating heart of Old Tours, and its 15th century timber-frame houses are a must-see. The Loire Valley wine route Whether still or sparkling, dry or sweet, tannic or fruity, Touraine wines offer a wide array of pleasures. They include a range of AOC wines (“appellation d'origine contrôlée”, or protected designation of origin), including reds (Chinon, Bourgueil), whites (Vouvray, Montlouis-sur-Loire) and rosés (Touraine Noble-Joué, Touraine Azay-le-Rideau).