Loir


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Loir

(lwär), river, 193 mi (310 km) long, rising S of Chartres, N central France, and flowing generally SW through a fertile agricultural region to join the Sarthe River N of Angers.

Loir

 

a river in northwestern France, a left tributary of the Sarthe (Loire basin). Length, 311 km; basin area, approximately 7,300 sq km. It flows mainly through a hilly plain, with its lower course flowing through the Loire Valley. The Loir is navigable for 120 km from the mouth. The city of Vendome is on the river.

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Train enthusiasts would love our final destination, Chateau de Loir station.
Gallic charm: Houses overlooking the water are a common feature of the area; Mirror image: Fabulous Chateau; Chenonceau on the River Cher is typical of the wonderful architecture to be seen throughout the Loir Valley in France
The mainly 15th and 16th century chateau at Bazouges-sur-le Loir comes complete with watermill, while the chateau at Durtal, though now an old folks' home, still dominates the town.
To accompany your meal, the Coteaux du Loir produce their own dry white wine or slightly bitter red.
Further north at Gue du Loir, Bonaventure Manor belonged to Alfred de Musset's family.
A string of leg problems kept Sabin du Loir off the track for three years, but he later returned with David Murray Smith before joining Pipe.