"LOIRE VALLEY" Centre by didier06
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The country of the LOIRE valley castles spans on three ancients provinces, Orléanais, Anjou et Touraine.
There is no exhaustive list of these castles, most of them were built or remodeled during the French renaissance.Among the best known, Chambord, Chenonceau, Cheverny,Villandry, Amboise,Valencay.
The castles are not the only attraction of this area also known for its mild climate and for its wines.
A winemaker tradition that dates back to the fifht century, a great diversity of wines, white, red or rosé, dry or sweet, wines from Saumur, Tours ou Chinon, the choice is vast. Many producers offers tours of their cellars.
The main cities are Angers, Tours et Blois
In april 2009 we traveled in this area during one week, we visited numerous castles and enjoy the attractions of this area.
Chambord is the largest castle in the Loire valley and very recognizable for its French renaissance architecture. ... more travel advice
In the fifteenth century, the bueil family build a castle on the site of a former stronghold. After some different... more travel advice
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