Small ones, large ones, sumptuously furnished ones, fortress-like ones, medieval ones, Renaissance ones, ruined ones… in the Loire Valley, you’ll be spoilt for choice as to which châteaux to visit. Please don’t ask us which is our favourite! Everyone has a different opinion.

Château of Clos Lucé – Leonardo...

AMBOISE

Tour of Leonardo da Vinci’s house. New! His restored studios! Explore Renaissance rooms, murals by his students and...

Chateau of Gizeux

GIZEUX

14 - 16 century. This is the largest residence in western Touraine (furnished and inhabited). Gallery of Renaissance...

Château and gardens of Le Rivau

LEMERE

10 km from Chinon, Rivau castle will surprise you with its originality and its sense of humor. The castle is a modern...

Château of Champchevrier

CLERE-LES-PINS

This chateau has been the home of the same family since 1728. King Louis XIII stayed here. Discover the life on the...

Château Gaillard

AMBOISE

The royal domain of Chateau Gaillard is the paradise lost of the Renaissance period in Amboise. Amazed by the italian...

Château of l’Islette

AZAY-LE-RIDEAU

This Renaissance château, encircled by the waters of the Indre, is reminiscent of its famous neighbour Azay-le-Rideau,...

Château of Marcilly

MARCILLY-SUR-MAULNE

This Château was constructed at the dawn of the XVIIth century, in the time of Henri IV.

Château of Vaujours

CHATEAU-LA-VALLIERE

The romantic ruins of this 12th and 15th century château will take you back through time. Guided tours only.

Château and park of Cinq-Mars

CINQ-MARS-LA-PILE

A 12th-century château, with additions from the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries, previously owned by the Marquis de Cinq...

Royal Fortress of Chinon

CHINON

The fortress, with its majestic position overlooking the town, built by Count Thibaut I of Blois, invites the visitor...

Château of Ussé

RIGNY-USSE

Furniture, objets d’art, tapestries. Gardens. Scenes from “The Sleeping Beauty”. Unaccompanied tour of the...

Château of Langeais and its park

LANGEAIS

15 century. Outstanding collection of furniture and tapestries (15th & 16th-centuries). Sound and light show relating...

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