More than 50 castles and 200 photos!
Chateaux de la Loire en Français
Cultural Tourism in France
Accommodation nearby Loire Valley Castles :
Holiday rentals in a Castle Apartment in a castle Cottage for rent Luxury self catering Apartment Rent a castle for 14 Holiday castle Cottage for 6 rental Suites in castle for short stays
Castles 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 you 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 .
Loire 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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