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New Things Are in Store in Loire Valley, France

by Katie Skrzek

Jun 18, 2024

Chateau Sancerre © Gatien Baron

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With the Summer Olympics in Paris this year, there are plenty of reasons to visit France. Consider a trip to the Loire Valley, offering new experiences for travelers in 2024.

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Le Lab Hotel © David-Emmanuel Cohen

Book a stay at a new or soon-to-open hotel. Le Lab Hotel opened in February in Tours, with 41 guestrooms and suites. Maison Rabelais in Amboise debuts this month with 32 rooms and apartments, a spa, and a pool. Slated to debut this summer, Le Domaine de la Tremblère in Arthon is housed in a 19th-century building.

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Château du Clos Lucé © L. de Serres

Domain de Chaumont-sur-Loire hosts its annual International Garden Festival through Nov. 3. This year’s theme is Life-Source Garden. Château de Sancerre estate opens its doors to the public for the first time in celebration of its 150th anniversary. The estate will be open through Sept. 22 before closing to undergo renovations ahead of its 2025 debut as a hotel.

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© Erwan Fiquet

Saint-Hubert Chapel at Château Royal d’Amboise reopened to visitors June 1 following a massive, 2.5-year restoration. The chapel houses the tomb of Leonardo da Vinci. Through Sept. 22, the Château will host a special exhibition of works from the artist. Da Vinci fans may also visit Château du Clos-Lucé through Sept. 15 for the special exhibit, Leonardo da Vinci and the Perfumes of the Renaissance.

During the Olympics, Châteauroux will host shooting events at Châteauroux Shooting Center.

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