We're arriving on a Monday morning (overnight train) in Orleans, to drive around the Loire Valley. Departing via train again on Thursday from Orleans.
I'd love to hear your driving itinerary suggestions.
And also any recommendation for a fancy (but not ludicrously expensive) Chateaux for one night's accommodation to surprise my boys (husband and number one son).
I don't want to end up criss-crossing across the waterways and ending up very inefficient driving. Or maybe that will not be a problem - hopefully you can advise!