Plan your trip to the Loire Valley

Loire Valley useful information to help you plan your vacation

The Tours Val de Loire airport (Photo by Duch.seb)

How to get to the Loire Valley, France, by car, train, and tour

 

The tourism information offices of the Loire Valley

 
Transportation options to and within France (Photo icons courtesy of AIGA; illustration by Reid Bramblett)

Getting to France and getting around France: trains, planes, rental cars, low-cost airlines and long-distance coaches

 
Travel info (Photo by Bobafred)

Tourist information, guidebooks, maps, tips for niche groups (students, LGBT, seniors, disabled, etc.), and more in France

 
So many WiFi hotspots in Paris they have to group them (Photo )

Keeping in touch while traveling—Cellphones and Skype, mail and roaming fees, and how to call to, from, and within France

 
Not my gear, but pretty close to what I pack (save the helmet) (Photo by cmor15)

From travel speciality clothes and gear to bags and currency converters

 
Transportation options to and within France (Photo icons courtesy of AIGA; illustration by Reid Bramblett)

All those boring but necessary travel details: passports, entry visas, trip insurance, health insurance, customs regulations, and all the other super-fun pre-trip preparations

 
Europe's colorful common currency, the Euro (Photo by José Luis Sánchez Mesa)

From credit cards, cash, and ATMS to VAT refunds, travelers checks, and customs limits in France

 
Only use a bank ATM (or official exchange bureau at worst). This place doesn't look very legit to me. (Photo by Anna Hanks)

From emergency numbers and hospitals to pickpockets and general safety issues