Go trekking with a Siberian Husky pack
A pack of Siberian huskies seem to be seriously lost, but this family-day activity has riders trek through the glorious Loire countryside with the wolf-like canine creatures and ends with a taster run with the musher (dogsled racer).
Latitude Nordique, Grande Rue, Jaulnay, France, +33 07 50 89 82 00
Ride a giant mechanical elephant through Nantes
Children will love this unusual Nantes’ attraction. Located on the Île de Nantes, ride a 12-metre (40-feet) tall mechanical elephant around town and take in the city’s sights and attractions such as the old shipyards and Carrousel des Mondes Marins. It even squirts water at bystanders.
Sleep in a glamorous cave
When thinking about sleeping in a cave, crystal chandeliers and flat screen televisions probably don’t spring to mind. Yet the Loire has put its troglodyte past to good use by converting cave hotels, rocky restaurants, and underground cafes as well as entire troglodytic towns and villages for visitors to explore. Sitting in between Chinon and Saumur, Demeure de la Vignole has a range of cavernous rooms and even a swimming pool to enjoy.
Th cavernous pool at Demeure de la Vignole | © Courtesy of Demeure de la Vignole