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Blere in Loire valley

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Blere in Loire valley

Has anyone stayed in Blere? there is a good recommendation for Le Cheval Blanc. How far is it from Amboise? and is it easy to get there.

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1. Re: Blere in Loire valley

I have never stayed there (Its too close to home), but have driven through a number of times.

It's a pretty town on the Cher river, to my mind one of the prettiest rivers in the area. It's only just across the hill from Amboise (about 10km) but a lot more relaxed than Amboise because it doesnt have the sheer weight of tourists going through.

The wine Co-op is ok, apparently (I woulddn't know)

For those who are interested, yes, I have a roof!

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Blere is a wonderful place to use as a base to visit this part of the valley. There is a b and b, Le Belvedere, which is worth a visit. It is a beautiful house and garden with a unique design of genuine historical interest. The Cheval Blanc, across the street, is a very tripadvisor.com/GoListDetail-i13513-Restaura…

good michelin one star restaurant. I found the lobster, sweet breads, wine list (including locals), and armagnacs to be all memorable. Chenanceaux, a must see chateaux, is a lovely 6 kilometer walk -- car free -- along the River Cher, a tributary of the Loire. If you walk there and back be sure to cross the river at the bridge before you get to the castle to get to its entrance. Amboise is a 10km walk -- 80%percent car free, lovely fields and woods -- from Blere. Its a little hardier; the tourist office has pedestrian maps. (My wife and I took a cab back, about 15 euros with tip). Loches is an easy 10 minute drive, etc. As for eating, Danielle and Jean-Renaud, the owner's of Le Belvedere will guide you if need be, but there are several modest restaurants with good food if you don't want to eat at the Cheval Blanc every night.

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Heading down the main street toward the Cher, there is a picnic area to the right.

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