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Renting a gite near the ZooParc de Beauval

Lodge rentals located not far from the Beauval Zoo Park happen to be highly sought after. Indeed, the Beauval Zoo is ranked in the top 5 of the most magnificent zoos in the world, which makes it a highly touristy place, whether for a family or romantic vacation.

Located in Loir-et-Cher south of Blois and close to the town of Saint-Aignan, the Beauval Zoo offers to go and meet more than 35,000 species of animals from all over the world, installed on the twenty territories of the park. That’s why bed and breakfast rentals in the area are also in demand. Whether you want to see the giant pandas or rather go on a trip to the land of lions, the Beauval ZooParc will offer you unforgettable adventures. You will be able to marvel at the shows organized with birds or sea lions thanks to the organized visits put together with care by the people in charge of the ZooParc de Beauval. There is probably no more beautiful way to discover the animal wealth of France and the world.

But, in addition to showing all the beauty of the animals of the world, the Beauval Zoo is a structure committed to the safeguarding of endangered species and to preserving the world’s biodiversity, thanks to the Beauval Nature association, specially created to implement actions aimed at conserving the biodiversity. Thus, Beauval Zoo also aims to raise visitors’ awareness of the importance of these actions. The association thus offers visitors the possibility of sponsoring an animal, allowing everyone to become directly involved in the safeguarding of global biodiversity. The Beauval Zoo is therefore a family destination that is particularly rich and qualitative, but which also allows you to do your part in preserving the animal wealth of our planet.

But in addition to enjoying the Beauval Zoo, renting a gite in the region will allow you to discover the beauty of the Loire Valley, the region in the center of France. So, between two visits to the animals, don’t hesitate to take the time to visit all the wonders that Beauval has to offer. Because you will not be able to claim to have made the tour of the region without having visited the Beauval Zoo and the castles that make all the charm of the Loire Valley.

The gîtes of the Loire Valley

One of the first things you notice looking for a rental gite in the Loire Valley is the traditional architecture. Indeed, some of the buildings are troglodytic or semi-troglodytic, dug into hillsides on sometimes several levels. This gives rise to picturesque dwellings, particularly well protected against the heat. There is also a rather impressive number of gentilhommières.

Generally, the buildings are located in villages, at the foot of the hillsides or on the many natural or artificial hills that dot the region. These characteristics allow the inhabitants of the Loire Valley to offer original, very aesthetic and particularly comfortable gîtes for rent. Whether you come for a weekend to visit the Beauval Zoo or to discover the famous castles of the Loire Valley, you will find very good quality gites and guest rooms, offering all the facilities you may need, such as microwaves, dishwashers, private parking, bathrooms, etc. And all of this, of course, not far from the zoo.

Thanks to the proximity of the zoo and its famous Beauval park, there are plenty of lodgings for rent and the quality standards are very high, which will allow you to find the accommodation of your dreams for your vacation, at a price that will match your expectations and the size of your wallet. If you are looking for a low cost vacation, you can choose to rent a small typical Loire Valley house in a village not far from the Zoo. While if you’re not looking at the expense, some gentilhommières offer gites as well as bed and breakfasts for rent, which will allow you to live the life of a nobleman for a few days.

Whatever you choose, you’ll be able to enjoy the fresh country air while having access to all the technological conveniences you might need, so that the time between your visits to the Beauval Zoo Park doesn’t turn into a long, boring wait. However, the Loire Valley offers so many beautiful places to visit that it would be a shame to stay cooped up in your gite: don’t hesitate to ask about other places of interest, even if you only intended to go there for the Beauval Zoo park in the first place.

What are the places to visit in the Loire Valley?

If you’re looking for a rental gite near Beauval Zoo, it’s probably because you’re already planning to visit. But the Loire Valley is a rich region with its magnificent chateaux steeped in history, its culinary culture and its natural parks. Here is a small list of the different places to visit and things to do:

  • The famous Loire castles: there are 22 of them, large and small. They dot the Loire and its tributaries. But if you must visit only one, go see the famous Chambord Castle. A symbol of the power of Francis I, this castle is monumental. Influenced by the work of Leonardo da Vinci, it is built around a staircase with double revolutions. Its sixty or so rooms house nearly 4,500 pieces of art and its forest park of more than 5,000 hectares is home to deer, hinds and wild boars.
  • Although it is a little far from the Zoo, Nantes is a city worth a visit. You can visit the old medieval castle belonging to the Dukes of Brittany, discover the shopping galleries inside the Passage Pommeraye, or the magnificent Galerie des Machines. In addition, its art museum exhibits more than 12,000 works, created over seven centuries.
  • The Loire Valley is extremely prolific in good wines: Bourgueil, Chinon, Saumur, Muscadet, Vouvray, etc. Spread over some 300 kilometers between Blois and Nantes, these racy and delicate wines are just waiting to be tasted.
  • If you have an afternoon to spare after leaving your gite, why not go and refresh yourself at the Malagué lake? A leisure base is installed on this lake, located not far from Angers, and many animations are proposed there: pedal boat in hiring, Canoe, Paddle… If you came with your family, it will be the ideal place to make a stopover.
  • Culinary level, the Loire Valley offers a large number of sugar, ranging from the famous Tatin pie to the pralines of Montargis, through the barley sugars of Tours. If you’re worried about getting cavities, local restaurants will also offer great fish caught in the Loire, as well as a whole menu of local cheeses (especially goat cheeses) that will delight your taste buds.
  • Finally, you can visit the Terra Botanica garden, which is in Angers. More than 500,000 species of plants can be found there thanks to explorers who brought them from all over the world to bloom the gardens of castles.
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