The enchanting chateaux of the Loire Valley

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  • Castle of Sully-sur Loire, France

    Castle of Sully-sur Loire, France

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    Sully-sur-Loire - Château de Sully-sur-Loire

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The enchanting chateaux of the Loire Valley D16 37510 Villandry fr

The mesmerizing Loire Châteaux dotted around the Loire Valley are listed as world heritage sites by UNESCO and definitely worth a visit.

Throughout the Loire, there are 21 different and unique châteaux to visit and explore. Nowhere else in Europe can you find such a large number of châteaux in one area.


You can begin to understand some of the history of France through visiting these majestic châteaux and their gardens. In addition to visiting the châteaux, you can also explore the surrounding areas, which boast great natural heritage, top gastronomy, and renowned wines.


The Loire Wine Producers

United by a river that is said to be royal, the Loire wine region stretches from Sancerre to the Atlantic. In Angers and Nantes, the wine producers invite you to discover their AOCs, their terroirs, the tourist route, their cellars, etc. and of course to taste a selection of wines. The Centre-Loire region has some great Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée regions with, from east to west, its Sancerre, Orléanais, Touraine, Saumur and Anjou and Pays Nantais wines. The tourist route takes enthusiasts from cellars to vineyards, visiting prestigious châteaux, abbeys, caves and gardens that run alongside the Loire along the way.

Exceptional cultural sites

1 Château des ducs de Bretagne
2 Château d’Angers
3 Cadre Noir de Saumur
4 Château de Saumur
5 Fontevraud Abbey
6 Royal fortress of Chinon
7 Château de Langeais
8 Château d’Azay-le-Rideau
9 Château and jardins de Villandry
10 Royal city of Loches
11 Château du Clos Lucé
12 Château royal d'Amboise
13 Château de Chenonceau
14 Domaine de Chaumont sur Loire
15 Château royal de Blois
16 Château de Cheverny
17 Domaine national de Chambord
18 Château de Valençay
19 Château de Sully/Loire
20 House of George Sand, Nohant
21 Tower and treasury of Chartres cathedral
22 Château de Châteaudun
23 Palais Jacques Coeur, Bourges
24 Tower and crypt of Bourges cathedral
25 Château de Bouges


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