Holidays in the Heart of France

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Hello, we are Lorraine & Andy Whitehall, your hosts. We come originally from the West Midlands UK, but have now made this our permanent home.  In 2004 we came across two beautiful old stone barns tucked away in a small hamlet in the peaceful French countryside. We fell in love with them, the area and the people and so decided to buy the property.

Welcome to Location Loire ...

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Where we are ...


The Loire Valley

Often called the ‘Garden of France’, the Loire Valley is an enchanted land of vineyards, flowers and rolling green hills dotted with more than a thousand chateaux.  It has a lot to offer to visitors and its gentle pace of life is a step back through history.


The stretch of the Loire from Chinon to Angers, which passes through Saumur, is particularly lovely.  Of great interest are the Troglodyte dwellings carved out of the cliffs.

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