Loire Valley
At Chateau du Rivau, History Meets Harmony
Jerome Bore | Jul 20, 2015
See + Do | Hotels

Within France's historic Loire Valley lies the charming and lovingly restored Chateau du Rivau, a 13th-century castle turned more...

Loire Valley
Five Reasons to Visit Loire Valley with Your Family
Kathy Stewart | Feb 20, 2014
Listed | 5 Reasons

Before you check out the slideshow and find out just what makes the Loire Valley such a perfect destination for families, a b more...

Loire Valley
Reading for the Road: Books About Loire Valley
Jerome Bore | Aug 28, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

Many of these works capture the special qualities of a particular region and will provide you a much deeper sense of history more...

Loire Valley
Recipes from the Road:
Tarte Tatin
B&R Staff | May 3, 2013
Eat + Drink | Recipes

As they didn’t have an oven, the Tatin sisters had to cook this classic French apple tart on a stove. more...

Loire Valley
Cuisine 101: Loire Valley Cuisine
Olivier Maillard | May 3, 2013
Eat + Drink | Cuisine

Known as "the garden of France" and famous for its gastronomy and douceur (mildness), the cuisine of the Loire Valley has muc more...

Loire Valley
Vines 101: Loire Valley Wine
Olivier Maillard | Apr 25, 2013
Eat + Drink | Vines & Wines

Wine has always been part of life here; Henri IV is reputed to have said of a Loire wine... more...

Loire Valley
A (Brief) Look at
Loire Valley History
Jerome Bore | Apr 24, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

Dotted with châteaux (castles) and besought by war, the history of the Loire Valley is long and involved. more...

The Globe and Mail
Castles in the Loire Valley
In the News | Apr 7, 2012
Karan Smith | Media Mentions

There's a castle in my bike's side-view mirror. But it's not just any castle. It's the castle said to have inspired the tale more...


Grand chateaux, centuries of history,
and the cuisine? Epicurean heaven.
There’s a reason it’s called
“the valley of kings.”

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