Loire Valley

iStock International
ShermansTravel experts know where to find the best meal in town at the best price. Our restaurant reviews sift through the mountains of menus to highlight neighborhood gastronomic institutions and up-and-coming foodie hotspots – not to mention where to go for affordable, dependable fare complemented by a charming atmosphere.

Top Restaurants in Loire Valley

Au Plaisir Gourmand

At this elegant, 19th-century townhouse, the chef handles elaborate preparations flawlessly; nothing disappoints. An extensive wine list showcases the great Loire wines.

2 rue Parmentier, 011-33-2-4793-2048
Tags: expensive | historic | french | wine

Auberge de XIIe Siècle

Drawing on the astoundingly rich culinary history of the Touraine area, chefs Thierry Jimenez and Xavier Aubrun offer an absolutely classic French dining experience.

1 rue du Château, 011-33-2-4726-8877
Tags: expensive | notable chef | smart splurge | french

L'Aigle d'Or

Near the Chateau of Azay le Rideau, the regional cooking here is excellent: country terrines, veal with morels, fresh fish, and sweetbreads. Good desserts and great service, too.

10, avenue Adélaïde Riché, 011-33-2-4745-2458
Tags: moderate | historic | french


This cute, family-run restaurant has an extensive menu and a long list of local wines. Offering good food and excellent value, it’s packed with locals.

46, place Michel Debré, 011-33-2-4757-0894
Tags: family | moderate | local favorite | french | wine

Pavillon des Lys

An amazing, creative, gourmet restaurant at a reasonable price. Two fixed, multi-course menus (one vegetarian) change nightly.

9, rue d'Orange, 011-33-2-4730-0101, www.pavillondeslys.com
Tags: moderate | notable chef | smart splurge | french | wine | prix-fixe

Compare Rates to Loire Valley

Sign up for the Top 25 Newsletter
to get exclusive weekly deals

Tell Us Your Preferences

To help us understand your travel preferences, please select from the following categories

Check all that apply
Oops, something went wrong.
No Thanks