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Loire

 

Recipes from Loire:

Almond trout

Chicken fricassee

About the Loire region:
The Loire region is famous for its chateaux, its vineyards and for its beautiful landscapes of green hills rolling into the Loire river.

Location: along the Loire river, west of France, from the Atlantic Ocean to the mountains of Massif Central

Main cities: Nantes, Angers, Tours

Places to visit : The most prestigious chateaux are Chateau of Chambord, Chateau of Chenonceau, Azay le Rideau. To the east of the Loire region, many spectacular cathedrals worth the visit in Chartres, Bourges. The best architecture can also be seen in the lovely villages of the Loire valley : Montrèsor, Candes Saint Martin, Montsoreau, Gargilesse and countless other villages.

Food and wine : The Loire region has a lot to offer and some of the best restaurants in the country are located in the Loire valley. Many farms provide meat and poultry, vegetables, and fruits. 20% of apples and pears in France come from the Loire region. Loire is also a region of huge forest. Game such as deer and boar are served during the hunting season. The main local food product here is the goat cheese. The most famous are Crottin de Chavignol in Poitou and Valencay with its pyramid shape. The Loire Valley hosts some of the best dry white wines in France. Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé are among the best.

Weather: oceanic in the west, continental in the east

Recipes from the Loire region : Almond trout, Chicken fricassee

 

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