Contemplating making a side trip from Paris to the Loire valley for some Chateau hopping. For the Chateaus, we'll be using 'Tours' as base. However, we'll also be traveling to Saumur to visit the famous tank museum.
During our two to three days stay in the area, is there any ' must try ' places.... Bistros, Michelin Plate or stars establishments, featuring local cuisine/specialties....etc worth trying?! If not? Where is the nearest place for some stand out food? We'll be renting a car with GPS.
Compare to say Burgundy or Alsace, the Loire valley seems like a culinary desert?!
Thanks in advance!