Ten hours on the French highways and the Barefoot Blogger is in the Loire Valley.
Join me on an adventure into the heartland of France–a Loire Valley tour. Along with my “partner in crime” Nancy McGee from “Absolutely Southern France” destination management company (travel advisor.) Our challenge is to visit as many chateaus and vineyards as we can cram into three days in the Loire Valley, plus two travel days.
Day One: Sete to Amboise, via Clermont Ferrand
Starting out from Sete, we drove non-stop to Clermont Ferrand , crossing the Millau Viaduct.
The home of Michelin Tires, Clermont Ferrand shows its rich heritage with impressive buildings and magnificent St. Pierre Cathedral.
Loire Valley Tour: Cityscapes
Wish we’d had more time to see the city, especially the Cathedral. Here are some of the picture-perfect scenes that are “oh, so French.”
One very special stop in Clermont Ferrand was the artisan Fromagerie Nivesse. Nancy visited there recently with a tour group and she raved about the selection and quality of the cheeses. She was so right! In fact, since tasting their 36-month aged cheeses, I’m hooked!
Follow the tour!