Villas are ideal holiday rentals for large families or groups of friends. Often referred to as the Garden of France, the Loire Valley has plenty to offer in the way of things to see and do. There are more than 300 chateaux in the region. Picture perfect Azay-le-Rideau with its summertime son et lumiere spectacular is a must for your Loire Valley itinerary, likewise the stunning chateau at Blois with its colourful history, having been home to 2 French kings. The Renaissance masterpiece at Chambord is so large that it has a different fireplace for every day of the year. Tours, famed for its wine is the largest city in the part of France and well worth a visit if only to listen to the locals - the French spoken here is said to be the most perfect in the country.