The 10 Best Restaurants In The Loire Valley

The 10 Best Restaurants In The Loire Valley
Wine aficionados flock to this storied grape-rich pocket of France to tour wineries and châteaux alike. The region is equally gastronomically gifted, so read on for the top 10 restaurants to visit in the Loire Valley.
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Le Lift

Restaurant, French, $$$
Orléans | © Croquant/WikiCommons

For a fresh and unique experience, head to Le Lift in Orléans, which offers a view through the windows of a neighboring park and also offers a terrace with a view of the Loire River. Take in the ambiance as you sample chef Philippe Bardeau’s creative dishes made with local ingredients.

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Auberge du XIIe Siècle

Just down the road from the Musée Balzac, in the town of Saché near Azay-le-Rideau, this lovely, historic spot serves up traditional French food in an equally traditional setting. From the amuse-bouche to the last bite of dessert, this meal is a delectable taste of France.

Auberge du XIIe Siècle, 1 Rue du Château, Saché, France, +33 2 47 26 88 77

Restaurant L'Odeon

Restaurant, French, Seafood
For a more contemporary experience, head across town to this Art Deco dining room near the Tours train station. L’Odeon specializes in fresh and local products, including Loire Valley wines and an assortment of fine cheeses. Try the fixed price three-course dinner, which consists of a seafood starter, main dish of duck and a tasty dessert.
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La Licorne

Restaurant, French
Abbaye de Fontevraud
Abbaye de Fontevraud | © Aurore Defferriere/WikiCommons
It’s hard to miss this picturesque historic townhouse, which— as the name suggests— is marked with an old-fashioned hanging sign with a painting of a unicorn. Take a seat on the terrace, amidst a verdant floral garden, and tuck into a plate of decadent Triple Sec soufflé.
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