Once prized by the kings of France, the Loir-et-Cher now attracts visitors from all over the world with its rich historical, architectural and artistic heritage. The city of Blois and its superb heritage along the banks of the Royal River, the famous castles of the Loire Valley such as Chambord or Cheverny, the Loir Valley and its religious buildings housing splendid wall paintings or the Sologne and its wild landscapes. All these assets make the Loir-et-Cher a must-see destination full of discoveries. Located in the Centre-Val de Loire region, the department hides some of the most unique sightings in the country, and HomeCamper is here to help you find the perfect outdoor garden to stay in!
As mentioned, the many testimonies of the past make Loir-et-Cher a particularly interesting department from a historical point of view.
The archaeological site of Tasciaca is located near the village of Thésée. Its important Gallo-Roman remains are open to the public. Its strange monuments of the Mazelles never cease to intrigue. A museum presents the different elements found on the site. The Château de Chambord is an essential part of the department. All in excess and grandiose, this castle of François 1er offers many exhibitions. A hunting museum is open to the public on the second floor of the castle. Chambord Park, covering more than 5000 hectares, allows its walkers to observe deer or wild boar. The castle of Chaumont sur Loire (its park and its dog cemetery) listed as a UNESCO world heritage site or the castle of Beauregard (its 40 hectare gardens and its famous gallery with 327 portraits) are worth visiting.
Blois, a city of art and history, has many places to visit.
The Royal Castle of Blois welcomed many queens and kings, and today welcomes many visitors. The landscape gardens of Le Roy offer beautiful walks. Saint Louis Cathedral is one of the city's landmarks. Lovers of the unusual will appreciate the BEN wall (wall on which the artist Ben Vautier has fixed 300 plaques with messages on them), as well as the Magic House.
Finally, we also advise you to go through Arvilles and visit its Templar commandery. The ruins of the castle and the church of Saint Genset are waiting to be visited in the beautiful village of Lavardin!
In order for you to enjoy rather warm weather during your stay in Loir-et-Cher, we recommend you to choose the months from June until September. The temperatures will be more suitable and there will be less risk of important rainfalls during that period!
Whether you own a caravan, a motorhome, or a van, get ready for a roadtrip filled with unique camping and sightseeing experiences!