The Loire Valley spans an area of 280 kilometers and is located in the middle of the stretch of the Loire River. It is found in the central France and lies in the administrative regions of Pays de la Loire and Centre-Val de Loire. Quite interestingly, the area of Loire valley comprises an area of 800 square kilometers and is also known as the cradle of France. It is also known as the Garden of France as it has an abundance of vineyards and fruit orchards. It also comprises of asparagus fields that line the banks of the river. It is also a favorite place for towns, architecture, and wines. Moreover, this area has been occupied since the Mid Paleolithic period. In the year 2000, UNESCO added the central part of the Loire River to the list of World Heritage Sites.
July is the hottest month in the valley of Loire. It has an average temperature of 18 degree Celsius. On the other hand, the coldest month of the year in January where the temperature stays at 4 degree Celsius. The wettest month of the year is May with an average rainfall of 64mm. The Loire region of France benefits from 1,956 sunshine hours a year. It has hot, dry and long summers. It has a blend of continental and oceanic weather.
The wine varieties available in the Loire are quite popular, and hence it is a favorite place where the tourists can enjoy in a proper manner. The wines available at the Loire valley are versatile and varied in taste. They vary from the bone dry and luscious sweet whites to light and elegant reds and roses. They are recession friendly wine and tastes great even if you keep them for a more extended period.