Châteaux of the Loire Valley (Castles)
The Loire Valley, located in the middle stretch of the Loire River in Central France, is mostly referred to as the “Garden of the France” due to the abundance of vineyards and fruit orchards, and internationally renowned for its many castles and historic places.
The Châteaux of the Loire Valley are part of the architectural heritage of the historic towns of Amboise, Angers, Blois, Chinon, Nantes, Orleans, Saumur, and Tours along the Loire River in France.Discover the "History of France" through these jewels of the Renaissance, the Castles of the Loire
More then 12 chateaux and among them the most famous.Chateau de Chenonceau
The most visited and photographed chateau of the Loire Valley in France. It is often described as “the ladies chateau” as throughout its history it is they who have most influenced its design and its destiny...it was not always the chateau we see today.Château d'Amboise
The dominant renaissance style of Château d' Amboise is there for all to see well before you even enter the town as its position high above the Loire River makes it obvious from quite a distance as you drive along the approach roads on the river bank.Chateau de Blois:
The chateau of Blois used to be the Kings of France’s favorite residence in the Renaissance period, and is a real royal palace in the Loire Valley. It was the first construction launched by King Francis I.Chateau de Chamborg:
A true masterpiece of the Renaissance period, Chambord is the symbol of all excesses, and the most impressive château of the Loire.
Francis I, who was fond of hunting and architecture, had this gigantic monument built to match his passion