Bespoke Trip Planning

After 30 years in the Loire Valley, my soul is solidly rooted in the “Garden of France”. I created @loirelegends to express my insatiable curiosity about a region with an astonishing concentration of historic and living treasures. As we design your personalized LoireLegends Journey, I will tailor an unforgettable experience that exceeds your expectations.

Click Contact Casey to introduce yourself by email. We will then set up a
complimentary phone consultation to discuss your trip goals.

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SIZE & SHAPE – Romance, fun with friends, multi-gen family, or group
DNA – Style, pace, priorities, and must-sees
LODGING – Château hotel or treehouse
GASTRONOMY –  Michelin star, private chef, or picnic
GETTING AROUND –  Go it alone or seasoned guide


•Unique insider access, knowledge & experience
•Embedded local with extensive personal and professional network


Following your complimentary consultation, the creation of a personalized itinerary and booking are billed by the hour.
Bespoke Itinerary Planning:
4-hour minimum. Please contact me to discuss hourly rates. 
Customizing a 1-week itinerary averages 20 hours for a group of 2-4 adults.
Fees for group planning vary according to the number of travelers.
Booking a day of activities/meals/lodging/monument-specific guides, averages 2-3 hours.


Available for half or full-day (8 hours) – to streamline your experience and help with translation.


Casey was our go-to tour leader on a 7-day 2019 Garden Conservancy trip to Vaux-le-Vicomte and the Loire Valley. She introduced us to the “crème de la crème” of architectural historians, curators, and garden experts at each stop.

The trip was seamless: charming hotels, delicious meals, a schedule that appeared easy-going yet accomplished everything. Each day was exciting, offering a beautiful balance between historical and contemporary life in the Loire.

Kudos to Casey for her professionalism and warmth. It was a joyous trip!
Celia H – New York, New York

Casey is an outstanding writer, horsewoman, and bold adventurer, who puts her passion for France into all her business ventures. She is a true expert on the Loire – its history, customs, food, and people.

She recently led one of our women’s-only travel groups for a day and not only enlightened us but introduced our ladies to friends with a grand Château, who gave a tour, then invited us for a glass of champagne with a count, a British lord and Parisian who’s-who’s, before going out on a hunt. A magical encounter we will never forget. To go to the Loire Valley and NOT employ Casey would be a mistake I’d never make….she holds the keys to the castles…..literally!
Doni Belau – Girls Guide to Paris & Beyond, Travel Tours for Women

Casey is a pleasure to work with. Her thoroughness, professionalism, and knowledge of the Loire Valley are second to none. She knows all the experts and where to visit. I always look forward to doing garden tours together.
Nicholas Tomlan – Garden Designer

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