Traveller's guide: The Loire Valley

Aug 2, 2013 Full story: The Independent

Follow the course of France's longest river to explore its chA teaux and scenic cycle trails, says Mary Novakovich France's lavish royal past is everywhere in the gentle landscapes of the Loire Valley.

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Saint-sébastien-sur-loire, France

#1 Aug 7, 2013
The Loire Valley really does have something for everyone. It may be world famous for its stunning chateaux and exceptional wines, but the Loire Valley also holds a secret of its own - a great place for a golfing holiday. Yes, it's true that the French are not considered to be golfing enthusiasts as a nation, but nevertheless, there are some stunning courses in this area. Green fees are lower than in Southern Europe and the courses themselves are usually much quieter than courses that are better known such as at Le Touquet and the channel ports.
Manoir de la Pigeonnerie ( www.loiregolf.co.uk )is an English run B&B to the North of the beautiful city of Angers. They organise golfing breaks and guests benefit from green-fee discounts of up to 20% at no-less than 6 great courses in the area.

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