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.

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 Vaujours

CHATEAU-LA-VALLIERE

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

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 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 Langeais and its park

LANGEAIS

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

Chateau of Gizeux

GIZEUX

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

Château of Champchevrier

CLERE-LES-PINS

The same family has lived in the Château since 1728. It was rebuilt during the Renaissance and completed in the 18th...

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