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Loire Valley Castles & Attractions

Castles, Ballooning, Museums, Markets ....


The Loire Valley castles are as diverse as they are numerous, over 300 – definitely something for everyone! Here are a few to get you started:

Château de Chenonceau | Renaissance architecture and French gardens |

Château de Chambord | Double helix staircase, restored French formal gardens |

Château d’Azay-le-Rideau | Early Renaissance, see the façade and water mirror |

Château de Villandry | Late Renaissance architecture and famous gardens |

Château d’Amboise | Renaissance castle, preserves the tomb of Leonardo da Vinci |

Château de Blois | Gothic, Renaissance & Classical architecture. Museum of fine arts |

Château de Loches | Gothic, famous for its large square keep. Medieval armour collection |

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Your chance to drift slowly over these magnificent castles in a hot air balloon. The Loire Valley has become popular for balloon rides, some of which are: the Château of Chenonceau, Blois, Château of Chaumont, the Château of Azey-le-Rideau and Villandry.

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