Loire Valley travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Loire Valley with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Loire Valley.

Loire Valley travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Loire Valley with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Loire Valley - quick facts
Flight time 1.5 hours
Time difference UK +1 hour
Language(s) French
Currency Euro
Electricity C + E plug (230V)
Driving side Right

Why visit Loire Valley?

Considering a holiday to the Loire Valley? Here are some of the very good reasons it makes such a wonderful holiday destination be it for culture or nature to ensure you get the most out of your 2024/2025 escape.

  • Culture vultures
  • Nature lovers - nature & wildlife

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✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.

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Loire Valley weather

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Loire Valley travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Loire Valley from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Loire Valley.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Loire Valley travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Loire Valley with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Loire Valley, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Loire Valley covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Loire Valley with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Loire Valley FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Loire Valley including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from France?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from France. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Loire Valley from the UK?

The flight time to Loire Valley from the UK is typically 1.5 hours.

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What is the time difference between Loire Valley and the UK?

The time difference between Loire Valley and the UK is UK time+1 hour.

What is the main language spoken in Loire Valley?

The main language spoken in Loire Valley is French.

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What is the currency in Loire Valley?

The currency in Loire Valley is the Euro (EUR).

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Which plugs are used in Loire Valley?

Loire Valley uses electrical plug type C + E (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Loire Valley?

They drive on the right side of the road in Loire Valley.

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