The Loire Valley Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Loire Valley - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Saumur 8

Tours 6

Orleans 5

Angers 4

Amboise 3

Chambord 3

Fontevraud-l'Abbaye 3

Chinon 2

Azay-le-Rideau 2

Villandry 1

Chenonceaux 1

Chaumont-sur-Loire 1

Blois 1

Usse-Rigny 1

Meung-sur-Loire 1

Sache 1

Loches 1

Cheverny 1

Langeais 1

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Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 5

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Basilique St-Martin

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Only two sturdy towers—the Tour Charlemagne and the Tour de l'Horloge (Clock Tower)—remain of the great medieval abbey built over...

Cathédral St-Gatien

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Built between 1239 and 1484, this noted cathedral, one of the greatest churches of the Loire Valley, reveals a mixture of architectural...

Château de Candé

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When King Edward VIII of England abdicated his throne in 1937 to marry the American divorcée Wallace Simpson, the couple chose to escape...

Musée des Beaux-Arts

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In what was once the archbishop's palace (built into an ancient Roman wall), this museum features an eclectic selection of furniture,...

Musée du Compagnonnage

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Housed in the cloisters of the 13th-century church of St-Julien, this collection honors the Compagnonnage, a sort of apprenticeship-cum-trade...

Place Plumereau

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North from the Basilique St-Martin to the river is Le Vieux Tours . This lovely medieval quarter—a warren of quaint streets, wood-beam...

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