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The Loire Valley

Sancerre was first settled by the Romans in the 1st century AD.

The Château de Gien was one of the first castles to be built in the Loire Valley.

Recommended Sancerre vintages include 2003 and 2005.

16 million bottles of wine are produced in the Sancerre region every year.

There are 193 vineyards and wineries in the Sancerre region.

There are more than 300 ch âteaux across the Loire Valley.

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Flying at 1,000m - Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé

 

Flying at ground level - The châteaux of the Loire

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