Loire Valley Tour
Ten hours on the French highways, the Barefoot Blogger is on a Loire Valley tour.
Join me on an adventure into France’s heartland- 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 possible in three days in the Loire Valley, plus two travel days.
Day One: Sete to Amboise, via Clermont Ferrand
Starting 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 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 raved about the cheeses’ selection and quality. She was so right! In fact, since tasting their 36-month-old cheeses, I’m hooked!
Follow the tour!