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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Tours 9

Saumur 8

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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Museum/ Gallery 17

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Plaza/ Square/ Piazza 2

Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 5

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Château d'Amboise

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The Château d'Amboise became a royal palace in the 15th and 16th centuries. Charles VII stayed here, as did the unfortunate Charles...

Château d'Angers

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The banded black-and-white Château d'Angers, built by St-Louis (1228–38), glowers over the town from behind turreted moats, now laid...

Château d'Azay-le-Rideau

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The 16th-century Château d'Azay-le-Rideau was created as a literal fairy-tale castle. When it was constructed, the nouveau-riche treasurer...

Château d'Ussé

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The most beautiful castle in France is first glimpsed as you approach the Château d'Ussé and an astonishing array of blue-slate roofs,...

Château de Blois

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The massive Château de Blois spans several architectural periods and is among the valley's finest. Your ticket entitles you to a guided...

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...

Château de Chambord

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As you travel the gigantic, tree-shaded roadways that converge on Chambord, you first spot the château's incredible towers—19th-century...

Château de Chaumont

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Although a favorite of Loire connoisseurs, the 16th-century Château de Chaumont is often overlooked by visitors who are content to ride...

Château de Chenonceau

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Achingly beautiful, the Château de Chenonceau has long been considered the "most romantic" of all the Loire châteaux, thanks in part...

Château de Cheverny

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Perhaps best remembered as Capitaine Haddock's mansion in the Tintin comic books, the Château de Cheverny is also iconic for its restrained...

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