You want to rent a holiday cottage in the Loire? By renting a house in this area you should be sure of an amazing holiday. Good wines, delicious food and beautiful landscapes, where you can walk or ride a bike the whole day long. On your way, you’ll be passing historical cities and attractive villages where you can take a break on a sunny terrace.
The department has beautiful and exceptional landscapes. The river ‘Loire’ is prominent in this beautiful landscape. It’s the longest river in France, with a length of 1012 kilometres (some 632 miles). It’s a paradise for water sports enthusiasts. Go kayaking or sailing or just take a refreshing dive somewhere. A holiday in the Loire will offer you all these possibilities. You can also go to the Natural Regional Park of Pilat,which is situated in Saint-Genest-Malifaux, with a diversity of amazing landscapes.
Do you take kids with you during your holiday in the Loire? It could be a surprising idea to visit the donkey farm in Saint-Genert-Malifaux. At this place, children can walk and cuddle with donkeys and taste donkey milk. And what do you think about the indoor amusement park called Doudoo (situatedin Andrezieux-Bouthéon), the Adventure Park (situated in Jas), the Zoo called Espace Zoologique de St. Martin and the Sport Evasion (aplace to undertake some extraordinary sports). These places are well recommended for children during a family holiday.
The capital of the department Loire is Saint-Étienne. Charming buildings, like the cathedral and the city hall are typical for this city. Don’t forget to visit famous museums such as the ‘Musée d’Art et d’Industrie’ and the ‘Musée d’Art Moderne’. This modern art museum is exhibiting a wide collection of art painted by painters like Frank Stella and Andy Warhol. There are still a lot more recommended museums who are very interesting. Discover it all in Saint-Étienne.
La Volerie du Forez in Le Pavé Marcilly le Chatel invites you to watch and enjoy a birds of prey show in the castle, with a flavour of the Middle Ages. Firminy Vert is known for its contemporary buildings, designed by the well-known architect ‘Le Corbusier’. Here you can discover the Maison de la Culture, the stadium, the St. Pierre church and the Unite d’Habitation. The Chateau La Bastie d’Urfe en Forey is a must. This historical castle is famous for his garden, lake and maze.