We (2 adults, 1 7 yr old) are travelling to the Loire in early July, and would like to base ourselves somewhere close to the Loire a velo and train station. perhaps in a small town, so that we can explore by bike and train. Originally I had thought Amboise might be good, but it is quite expensive that time of year, while locations in smaller places are less expensive and also quieter/more relaxing. The 7 year old will be on a tag along.
Can anyone recommend some good villages/towns to stay in for this purpose and/or self catering accomodation?
Thank you :)