More than 50 castles and 200 photos!

Chateaux de la Loire en Français

 

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Castles of France,Castles,France,Loire Valley,Loire Valley CastlesCastles of France : this site made by a French artist includes more than 200 photos of castles, abbeys, cities. 

 

On this "Castles of France"  site , you can prepare your visit of French Loire Valley Castles, with pictures, many pictures ,made by an artist Georges d'Alba ,art and castles lover…with very simple but accurate information to saunter along the Loire river, being impregnated with beauty,  harmony,  emotion after a full immersion in centuries of culture and history…Discover  the environments in which your projects are located, and amazing places to stay .

Castles of France are ...Historic Castles ,Royal Castles, Dream Castles ,  "Fairy Tales" .....Castles in France...just their names  make youCastles of France,Castles,France,Loire Valley dream...Chateau de Chenonceau,Chateau de Chambord,Chateau de Cheverny, Château d'Azay le Rideau,Chateau de Blois,Chaumont sur Loire , Loches, Usse,Langeais,Saumur,Angers,Montreuil Bellay, Chinon,Villandry,Brissac,Valençay....

 

Index of castles, cities,abbeys  by alphabetical order

 Amboise  Angers  Azay le Rideau   Blois    Brissac  Bordeaux wine châteaux  Chambonneau   Chambord  Chateau Larcher   Chaumont  Chenonceau  Cheverny  Chinon  Dissay  Gençay  Gué-Péan  Guillonnière  Langeais  Luynes  Medoc Wine Châteaux  Melle  Montreuil-Bellay  Montrichard   Moulin   Nouaillé Maupertuis  Pocé sur Cisse   Saint-Aignan    Saint Maurice la Clouère    Saint Savin   Saint-Emilion   Ussé   Valençay  Versailles    Villandry  

 

Visiting these fabulous chateaux is the high point of a trip to France ....

Virtual tour of the Loire Valley Castles .

Castles of France,Castles,France,Loire ValleyLoire Valley, known as "the Garden of France", was the favorite residence of Kings of France during the Renaissance period .They made this peaceful countryside the setting for their dreams. Thus was born the Renaissance in France .The kings surrounded themselves with the greatest artists and architects of this era. This is the "country of thousand castles" : not only Royal Castles and Renaissance Palaces ,National Museum and Large magnificent Châteaux , but also : Manors ,Middle Age‘s Castles and Fortresses , small "Fairy tales" Manors ,mansions , Private Castles ,Châteaux Hotels ,"Self Catering" Castles , luxurious old houses , medieval cities, towers ,bastions ,fortified farms and churches ,abbeys ,cathedrals...It is worth driving at random in Loire Valley , Touraine , Sologne ,Poitou,Berry and discover castles, castles ,castles ...more castles.

Azay le Rideau :The Azay le Rideau Castle ,one of the purest creation of the Renaissance, was built on an island of the Indre River ,ideal setting for an architectural jewel.

Azay le Ferron: The Chateau

Château de Chambord :" Chambord is truly royal ,royal in its great scale, its grand air, its indifference to common consideration " (Henry James) .It combined the dream of King François I with the imagination of Leonardo de Vinci.The result is a real "mathematisation" of architecture ,a grandiose creation :440 rooms ,a fabulous double staircase ,a unique roof terrace

Chenonceau Castle :"Le Château des Dames" ,built on a bridge across river Cher .King Henry II gave it to his Favorite Diane de Poitiers .When he died in a tournament ,his widow the queen Catherine de Medici forced Diane to give up Chenonceau for Chaumont sur Loire.

Château de Chaumont : massive fortress overlooking the River Loire

Cheverny Castle :17 th Century castle , built all at the same time with a classical façade .This Château has a rare unity of style in architecture and  decoration.

The Royal Palace of Amboise, elegant renaissance castle built on an old fortress .

Chateau de Villandry and his perfect formal gardens, The Chateau d’Usse , real dream castle , home of the "Sleeping Beauty", Loches fortress and royal apartments.

Blois superb Renaissance castle with its thousand windows and magnificent staircase ,The medieval city of  Chinon ,the feudal fortress of Langeais, Montreuil-Bellay , Angers , Luynes , Chateau de Brissac ,the "Giant of Loire Valley" , the Fontevrault Abbey .

Valençay  with superbly furnished apartements

The Romanesque church of Saint Savin ,in Poitou,  with 11th-century  wall paintings listed by UNESCO as a "Historical Monument of Worldwide Importance", the fortified abbey of Nouaillé Maupertuis , the 3 Romanesque churches of Melle ,the city of Silver , Saint Maurice la Clouère ... and many, many other castles Valençay , Gué-Péan , Chateau du Moulin , Montrichard, Saint-Aignan , Gençay , Chateau de la Guillonnière , Pocé sur Cisse  , Dissay , Chateau Larcher , Chambonneau

 

 

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This is not the Loire Valley Official  Site . For tours, castles' opening hours, entrance rates, do not Email us, but contact Tourists Offices, Syndicats d'Initiative or Maisons de la France.

You can consult the  official Loire Valley Castles directory :   

http://www.chateaux-de-la-loire.fr/

 

For  information about accommodations and holiday rentals, Email

 rentals@a-castle-for-rent.com

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