Castles and Palaces

A guide for visiting the Loire castles in France

The Loire valley is home to many famous castles: Chenonceau, Chambord, Blois are some of the most well-known. Thousands of tourists visit these priceless architectural structures every year. We would like to tell you what's worth seeing as well as share some practical advice. You'll find a map of Loire's castles in this article as well. The article's author has been to all these castles, so you're getting firsthand knowledge of the area. 

Tour the Loire Valley castles in your car

The Loire Valley is a region that's perfect for tourists. You'll find luxurious views, abbeys, historical monuments, light wines from local grapes, and of course, Renaissance era castles. The best way to see the valley is to travel by car, so you can see the most interesting places without rushing, take time to enjoy traditional French dishes, beautiful nature, and experience the local romantic spirit to the fullest.