Big Rivers

The Touraine Loire Valley is a landscape dominated by rivers. The largest, and the only one to reach the sea, is the Loire itself, which flows east to west through the area. Feeding in to the Loire are a number of large tributaries, most of them flowing from south to north and entering the Loire on its left bank. These rivers are slow moving and tree lined.

The Vienne river in flood at Nouâtre sur Vienne.