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Centre and Loire Valley, France

How much does it cost to travel to Centre and Loire Valley?

You should plan to spend around $135 (€125) per day on your vacation in Centre and Loire Valley. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $43 (€40) on meals
  • $24 (€22) on local transportation
  • $128 (€119) on hotels

A one week trip to Centre and Loire Valley for two people costs, on average, $1,883 (€1,751). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $135
    125
  • One Week Per person
    $942
    875
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $1,883
    1,751
  • One Month Per person
    $4,036
    3,752
  • One Week For a couple
    $1,883
    1,751
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $3,767
    3,502
  • One Month For a couple
    $8,072
    7,504
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Centre and Loire Valley cost?

A one week trip to Centre and Loire Valley usually costs around $942 (€875) for one person and $1,883 (€1,751) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Centre and Loire Valley on average costs around $1,883 (€1,751) for one person and $3,767 (€3,502) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Centre and Loire Valley will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Centre and Loire Valley on average costs around $4,036 (€3,752) for one person and $8,072 (€7,504) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Centre and Loire Valley has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Centre and Loire Valley expensive to visit?

Prices in Centre and Loire Valley are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Centre and Loire Valley is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to many other destinations.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Centre and Loire Valley Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Centre and Loire Valley?

The average Centre and Loire Valley trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Centre and Loire Valley travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 119 ($128)
Local Transportation 1 22 ($24)
Food 2 40 ($43)
Entertainment 1 19 ($20)
Alcohol 2 6 - 18 ($6 - 19)
Accommodation Budget in Centre and Loire Valley
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Centre and Loire Valley is $64 (€59). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Centre and Loire Valley is $128 (€119). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $64
    59
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $128
    119

Hotel Prices in Centre and Loire Valley

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Transportation Budget in Centre and Loire Valley
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Centre and Loire Valley is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $24 (€22) per person, per day, on local transportation in Centre and Loire Valley.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $24
    22

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Food Budget in Centre and Loire Valley
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Centre and Loire Valley can vary, the average cost of food in Centre and Loire Valley is $43 (€40) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Centre and Loire Valley should cost around $17 (€16) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Centre and Loire Valley is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $43
    40

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Entertainment Budget in Centre and Loire Valley
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Centre and Loire Valley typically cost an average of $20 (€19) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $20
    19

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Alcohol Budget in Centre and Loire Valley
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $13 (€12) on alcoholic beverages in Centre and Loire Valley per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $13
    12

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Centre and Loire Valley on a Budget
Centre and Loire Valley Chateaux of the Loire Valley, France
The Loire Valley, part of the larger Centre region of France, is located in the middle stretch of the Loire River. It is referred to as the Cradle of the French and the Garden of France because of the many vineyards, fruit orchards, and vegetable fields, which line the banks of the river. The Loire Valley has been inhabited since the Middle Paleolithic period, so it has many notable historic towns, architecture, and wines. The central part of the Loire Valley is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sights. This area is a great location if you are looking for French splendor, style, and cuisine. The Loire Valley was once of great strategic importance between the north and south of France, so there are many amazing castles and towers in the area. The Valley is best known for its outstanding wines and its lively, sophisticated cities. The area in general has a pleasant or laid back feel, and has been called a bit of a story-book wonderland. It is definitely a must see if you're planning a trip to France.
Sights
France is full of grand castles, and the Loire Valley contains some of the best. One in particular that is definitely a must in the Loire Valley is the Chateau of Chambord. It is in a magnificent location on the banks of the Loire River and is listed as one of UNESCO's must visit sites. The estate was created in the early 16th century for King Francis I who spared no expense. Francis even had the Loire River diverted to enhance the effect of the chateau. The building was constructed on a scale of immense proportions with turreted towers, vaulted ceilings, 440 rooms, and a gigantic double staircase at the entry hall.

Another site well worth a stop is the Notre Dame Cathedral. Also listed among UNESCO's World Heritage Sights, the Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the most stunning examples of French architecture. Standing in the center of town, the 12th-13th-century cathedral is one of the finest and best-preserved Gothic buildings in France. The cathedral is most renowned for its marvelous abundance of medieval stained-glass windows, most of which date from 1210 to 1260, which is an exceptional rarity.
Regions
The Loire Valley is a big area, so there are many neighborhoods and towns worth checking out, but to mention a few:

Alee Sainte-Catherine is a Historic District that makes you feel like you've stepped back in time to the 14th Century. With its time-burnished streets, a distinct medieval chapel, the Fontevraud park, it really makes the atmosphere of Historic France a tangible experience.

Place Plumereau is another area well worth a visit. It is a medieval quarter or plaza with quaint streets, wood-beam houses and grand mansions from the 15th century. The buildings in this quarter have become postcard staples and the pedestrian streets, cafes and shops there make it a popular destination for locals and tourists alike.

Activities
The number of castles, cathedrals, and other historical architecture available to tour is almost unending. But if you are looking for something a little different to pass your time, maybe a wine tasting tour is right for you. There are many in the area to choose from, and this area features some of the best wine France has to offer.

For some other activities, try cycling through some of the beautiful landscape of the Loire Valley, or going canoeing or kayaking in the Loire River. Experience some of the excellent markets, or even go visit some animals at the zoo.
Food and Dining
With its fabulous agriculture, there are many great cuisine choices in the Loire Valley. Here are some ideas for specific foods or dishes to watch for: Cheese, the cheese here is incredible and comes in many shapes, sizes and textures, Sables, which are a biscuit or cookie type dessert with a lemon flavoring, tarte tatin, another dessert, which is a sort of upside down tart, and almond trout, which is a great local fish dish.

There are many restaurants in the area worth checking out, but to give you a few ideas, try: Cafe de la Promenade, which serves some great home cooking, Casse-Caillouz, which serves innovative and contemporary French cuisine, or Auberge du Cheval Rouge for traditional French dining.

Transportation
The closest major airport to the Loire Valley area is the Paris airport. From there, you will be able to get into the Loire valley by train. There is some public transportation available that connects some of the bigger cities in the Loire Valley, but the best way to get around and see it all is with a rental car.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.



1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.