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Air

Tours–Val de Loire Airport (www.tours.aeroport.fr) has Ryanair flights to London’s Stansted airport and Dublin.

Train

Tours is the Loire Valley's main rail hub. TGV trains connect St-Pierre-des-Corps (4km east of Tours) with Paris’ Gare Montparnasse (one hour), Charles de Gaulle Airport (1¾ hours), Nantes (1½ hours) and Bordeaux (2¾ hours). Orléans, Blois, Amboise and other Loire towns also have quick, direct rail links to Paris. TGVs from Angers to Paris' Gare Montparnasse (1½ hours) go via Le Mans.