Summer holidays are always synonym to pleasant weather, why wouldn’t you jump on this opportunity and visit the châteaux of the Loire Valley ?
Start the engine and discover our 7 castles route that is surely not to be missed !
1/ Le Château de Saumur
Historic monument since 1862 Le château de Saumur has belonged during a long time to the earls of Anjou. Located between Angers and Tours, this edifice offers spectacular views on the Loire.
2/ Le Château de Langeais
50 kilometres away from your last stop, you will arrive to the Château de Langeais. The drawbridge, the Foulques Nerra dungeon and the many rooms of the manor drag us back to the lifestyle of the lords during the Middle Ages.
3/ Le Château de Villandry
The Château de Villandry is located 10 kilometres away from Langeais to the East. Lively and colorful gardens, architecture from the Renaissance and some surprise await you for their 500th birthday.
4/ Le Château de Valençay
Located about forty kilometres away from Bourges, the lands of the Château de Valençay. Covering an area of 50 hectares, this place decorated with sumptuous garden has been declared historic monument in 1992.
According to the rumours, the furnitures, the paintings and the interior layout give the feeling that the castle is still inhabited. What do you think about it ?
5/ Le Château de Chambord
A few kilometres up North, we can find the Château de Chambord. This edifice has been considered like a masterpiece as the years went by.
How so? Maybe thanks to its rich history, its luxury rooms or its forest park which one of the biggest in Europe.
6/ Le Château de Blois
Almost fifteen kilometres away from Chambord is located the château de Blois.
Did you know that this castle had been an all time French kings favorite ?
7/ Le Château de Cheverny
Finally, we advise you to visit the Château de Cheverny. The domain is passed on to the family children and the interior is full of surprises.
To be honest with you, we have chosen to end this list with this edifice because it is the one that inspired Hergé , the cartoonist who created Tintin, to build the “château de Moulinsart. Comic trips enthusiasts will discover more than 700m² dedicated to the universe of the famous character and his fellow.
It is quite hard for us to guess where you will be sleeping once the night comes, so we advise you to spot the places where you can park via Caramaps.
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