Veuves Vacation Packages
The pretty hamlet of Veuves is recognizable by its quaint houses, green vegetation and hilly lanes. Use it as a tranquil base for explorations of surrounding castles, rivers and forests.
Book a tour along the Loire River in a traditional boat or Canadian canoe. Learn about the art of glass blowing at the Levée de la Loire. Workshops take place inside a troglodyte cave. Soar above castles in a hot air balloon.
Among the nearest castles is the Royal Château of Amboise, a short journey west along the river. Admire the grand turrets and bold façade of this 15th-century château. Inspect the Gothic and Renaissance furniture decorating the halls and chambers.
A short walk from the castle is the Clos-Lucé structure, the final home of Leonardo da Vinci. Peruse exhibits showcasing models of the Italian artist’s inventions and artworks.
Other highlights near Veuves are the Château de Chenonceau, the Château de Cheverny and the Château de Chambord.
Take daytrips to the cities of Blois and Tours to see their churches and museums. Get a sense of the region’s rich past and learn about Joan of Arc’s role in defending her country from the English.
Dine at one of the many restaurants along the river for regional delights, such as the acclaimed goat cheese of Valençay and Selles-sur-Cher. Also popular in the village are specialties from nearby Tours, such as caramelized pork, mashed potato pastry, nougat and red wine from local vineyards.
Veuves is on the northern side of the Loire River in the Loir-et-Cher department of central France. The city of Blois is 13 miles (21 kilometers) northeast. Visit other nearby villages including Amboise, Cheverny and Chambord. Paris, which has the nearest international airport, is a 2-hour drive north.
Everything seems to come at a leisurely pace in Veuves, a relaxing haven in the midst of castle and forests. Enjoy the region’s long, hot summers that are ideal for walking along the river. Winters here are fairly cold.
Accommodation in Veuves
If you can't find accommodation in the Veuves area, there are various nearby alternatives. The Camping Domaine de Dugny in Onzain, for example, is only 1 mile (2 kilometers) from Veuves.