Before you check out the photos below and find out just what makes the Loire Valley such a perfect destination for families, a brief note of caution. This place is really only suited to people who want to take in a rich history, stay in elegant chateaux, ride through fields of sunflowers under a summer sky, expose their children to educational, active and exceptionally fun outdoor activities, and dine on fresh, local and impeccably prepared French cuisine night after night.
Still with me? OK, fine. But you’ve been warned.
1. The biking.
Riders of all sizes will love pedalling along the gently rolling roads, through fields of sunflowers and scenic medieval villages.
Turns out they’re not just for fairy tales. You’ll see more castles in the Loire Valley than in an episode of Game of Thrones. And the best part? You can stay in them. (The second-best part? No Prince Joffrey. That kid was creepy.)
‘These castles are cool, but I sure wish they had pools in the back.’
– You, while looking at these pictures
– The Loire Valley