Castles of Loire

The residence of the Kings of France during the Renaissance, the Loire Valley, province then called “The Garden of France”, has more than thirty royal castles built or rehabilitated in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

Historical and magical places, each castle is characterized by its aesthetics and its unique architecture: The Chambord Castle with its 426 rooms and 282 fireplaces, The Chenonceau Castle built over the River Cher, the Amboise Castle and the Clos Lucé, the last residence of Leonardo da Vinci, and the castles of Villandry, Tours, Cheverny, Azay le Rideau, Angers

In total, the Loire Valley has nearly 1,200 castles, mansions and other buildings of character, which earned him a ranking as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Discover the castles of the Loire during your next stay in France.