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A Mecca of the French Renaissance, Indre-et-Loire invites you to discover its exceptionally rich heritage, from natural and historical treasures to artistic and architectural jewels. Famous for its Loire castles, remarkable buildings classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it also offers you the presence of exceptional gardens. Tours is one of the most beautiful cities in France, recognized worldwide by UNESCO. Yes, Indre-et-Loire is a department that must be visited. Here, the Renaissance castles -Azay-le-Rideau, Chenonceau, Amboise - rub shoulders with the medieval fortresses - Chinon, Loches... The French history courses are repeated in Indre-et-Loire along the Loire, the last wild river in Europe. This destination offers visitors an exceptional historical, architectural and natural heritage, and you will find the mild climate that attracted the kings of France. The history of Château de Chenonceau is marked by an almost uninterrupted succession of women who built, embellished, protected, restored and saved it. The Loire and its tributaries have shaped its landscapes and made it a rich land. From the monumental Loire Valley to the bright countryside, between vineyard landscapes and charming villages, each territory displays its own identity

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When to visit this high place of the French Renaissance? Indre-et-Loire invites you all year round to discover its exceptionally rich heritage, from natural and historical treasures to artistic and architectural jewels. Famous for its Loire castles, these remarkable buildings listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Touraine also offers us the presence of its exceptional gardens, its beautiful typical villages, as well as its cities of art and history, a collection of twenty-two castles and major sites that reveal each of the fundamental chapters of French history. Discover their majestic architecture, neat gardens and hidden treasures, through an exciting journey through the splendid scenery of the landscapes.

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Pont Wilson - Tours - JEANPHILIPPE DELISLE - FOTOLIA
Château de Chenonceau. - Razvan
Château d'Azay-le-Rideau. - Viacheslav Lopatin - Shutterstock.com
Le château de Villandry et ses jardins - Atamu RAHI - Iconotec

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