Thought you knew about the Loire Valley in France?
Seasoned traveller Catherine Murphy thought she did but was stunned to find a region bursting with colour, underground life and quirky art on a return visit to this UNESCO World Heritage site. And there are a few Irish links thrown in for good measure.
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Angers and Saumur can both be described as ‘art and history’ cities.
Angers, the capital of the region, is famous for its 13th-century fortress, home to the longest tapestry in the world, the Apocalypse Tapestry.
The city is also known as France’s greenest and features a cultural quarter with cobbled streets and half-timbered houses.
For a different perspective, visit the Cointreau distillery to see how the company has re-invented its brand with clever modern cocktails. See www.angersloiretourisme.com.