Information & Facts
The Loire Valley climate can be split into three regions. The
western coast, from the Loire valley to the Pyrenees, is mild and
during the summer months hot weather prevails, while further west
near Nantes the climate is cool. In the middle Loire, the climate
is mild with moderate rainfall, while in the upper Loire, a
continental climate prevails with short, hot summers.
French is the official language.
The Euro (EUR) is the official currency in France. Currency can
be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and some large hotels,
though you will get a better exchange rate at the ATMs. Major
credit cards are widely accepted, as are travellers cheques,
particularly in major tourist destinations. Foreign currency is not
Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between last Sunday in March and
last Sunday in October).