Sights & Attractions in The Loire Valley

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Sights & Attractions The Loire Valley

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Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud
Founded in 1101, the Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud (Royal Abbey)...
Religious Sites Fontevraud-l'Abbaye
 
Ackerman
For sparkling Saumur wine, including a rare sparkling red, try...
Wineries / Breweries Saumur
 
Allée Sainte-Catherine
After touring the Abbaye Royale, head outside the gates of the...
Religious Sites Fontevraud-l'Abbaye
 
Basilique St-Martin
Only two sturdy towers—the Tour Charlemagne and the Tour de l'Horloge...
Religious Sites Tours
 
Cadre Noir de Saumur
The Cadre Noir de Saumur is the prestigious French National Equestrian...
Educational Institutions Saumur
 
Carré Cointreau
To learn about the heartwarming liqueur made in Angers since...
Wineries / Breweries Angers
 
Cathédral St-Gatien
Built between 1239 and 1484, this noted cathedral, one of the...
Religious Sites Tours
 
Cathédrale St-Maurice
This 12th- and 13th-century Gothic edifice is noted for its curious...
Religious Sites Angers
 
Cathédrale Ste-Croix
The Cathédrale Ste-Croix is a riot of pinnacles and gargoyles...
Religious Sites Orléans
 
Château d'Amboise
The Château d'Amboise became a royal palace in the 15th and 16th...
Castles / Palaces Amboise
 
Château d'Angers
The banded black-and-white Château d'Angers, built by St. Louis...
Castles / Palaces Angers
 
Château d'Azay-le-Rideau
The 16th-century Château d'Azay-le-Rideau was created as a literal...
Castles / Palaces Azay-le-Rideau
 
Château d'Ussé
The most beautiful castle in France is first glimpsed as you...
Castles / Palaces Ussé-Rigny
 
Château de Blois
The massive Château de Blois spans several architectural periods...
Museums / Galleries Blois
 
Château de Candé
When Edward VIII of England abdicated his throne in 1937 to marry...
Castles / Palaces Tours
 
Château de Chambord
As you travel the gigantic, tree-shaded roadways that converge...
Castles / Palaces Chambord
 
Château de Chaumont
Although a favorite of Loire connoisseurs, the 16th-century Château...
Castles / Palaces Chaumont-sur-Loire
 
Château de Chenonceau
Achingly beautiful, the Château de Chenonceau has long been considered...
Castles / Palaces Chenonceaux
 
Château de Cheverny
Perhaps best remembered as Capitaine Haddock's mansion in the...
Castles / Palaces Cheverny
 
Château de Langeais
Sometimes unjustly overlooked, the Château de Langeais—a castle...
Castles / Palaces Langeais
 
Château de Meung
The Château de Meung is part 12th-century fortress, part 18th-century...
Castles / Palaces Meung-sur-Loire
 
Château de Saché
In the center of town is the Château de Saché, which contains...
Castles / Palaces Saché
 
Château de Saumur
If you arrive in the evening, the sight of the elegant, floodlighted...
Castles / Palaces Saumur
 
Château de Villandry
Green-thumbers get weak in the knees at the mere mention of the...
Castles / Palaces Villandry
 
Château du Petit Thouars
Try some local wines at the stunning, Renaissance-era Château...
Castles / Palaces Fontevraud-l'Abbaye
 
Clos Lucé
If you want to see where "the 20th century was born"—as the curators...
Museums / Galleries Amboise
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