Loire Valley

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It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to Loire Valley

Peak Season: July to August

Not only is the Loire is a particularly popular summer destination, but all of Europe is on holiday during this time. The result? Major crowds and traffic.

Off Season: November to April

If you’re lucky with the weather, November, and especially April, can be great. No crowds, but some establishments close during the chilly winter months.

Sweet Spot: May to June; September to October

Spring and Fall offer the best of (mostly) good weather, beautiful scenery, seasonal foods, and events, but with limited crowds. Still, make reservations in advance to avoid disappointment.

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