Chambord, Chenonceau,,Azay-le-Rideau, Chinon, Chaumont, Amboise,,Ussé, Cheverny... The names of the Loire castles speak to everyone and remind tourists that France, before being republican, was a rich and envied kingdom in Europe. Less than 200 kilometres from Paris, around the Loire, stand a multitude of jewels, the most beautiful of which, Chambord, was built at the initiative of François I, the knight king, in love with the Italian Renaissance. Chenonceau is the witness of King Henry II's love for his favourite Diane de Poitiers. History castles, and literary castles: visit Ussé, which inspired the writing of Sleeping Beauty, or Château de Saché, which hosted Balzac and houses its museum. Finally, do not miss the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud, a magnificent monastic city that houses the tomb of Richard the Lionheart.

If the historical and cultural heritage of the Loire Valley is undeniable, the region's sights are numerous. Troglodytic habitats, mild climate, bike rides on the banks of the Loire or Indre, renowned gastronomy and wines are all reasons to visit this beautiful region!

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If the Loire Castles region can be visited in any season, the high tourist season takes place during the summer holidays of July and August. Its proximity to the Loire and the Atlantic makes the climate mild enough in summer and pleasant enough to visit the region. However, prices rise during this period and it is better to book your accommodation well in advance to avoid any unpleasant surprises. The mid-season (April-May and September-November) may be the ideal time to visit the region. Temperatures are mild (even if the weather is uncertain) and the forests are tinged with beautiful colours in spring and autumn

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The new Leonardo da Vinci painter and architect galleries are open to the public and offer a sober and elegant architecture in perfect harmony with the present heritage and the exceptional park. On the ground floor, the public will discover the Leonardo da Vinci painter's gallery, where 17 masterpieces painted by the Italian artist are projected onto the walls and ceiling. The effect created is spectacular, innovative and takes visitors on a ...

Châteaux de la Loire, visites d'exception, balades en vélo et bonnes tables

The majestic castles that are reflected in the water, a natural heritage that is remarkable in every way and this art of living known as "à la française": the Loire reflects the great chapters of our history, those that have anchored our traditions. Since then, the Loire Valley boasts a collection of priceless monuments on the outskirts of architectural cities such as Tours, Orléans, Angers or Amboise. This magnificence has made the ...

Les plus belles cités médiévales de France

Because of its long history, France is full of medieval towns and villages that take us back to the Middle Ages. These cities are made up of ramparts, cobbled streets, old stone or timber-framed houses and are often dominated by a castle and a church. They are often set in the middle of a wilderness, in the heart of a flat countryside, mountains or rise on a rocky outcrop. Medieval towns and villages are a testimony to our ancestors and a ...

Terra Botanica fête ses 10 ans et présente à l'occasion ses nouveautés

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