Châteaux of the Loire
On sharing tours (Chambord, Chenonceau, Amboise, Le Clos Lucé,
Villandry, and Azay-le-Rideau) or on private tours, Quart de Tours
guides you around the most beautiful chateaux of the Loire.
Click on the map to see them. Discover them in pictures:
Welcome to the Châteaux of the Loire
It was in the 15th century, when Charles VII was driven from Paris by the English, that the Loire Valley began to see its heyday. The capital of the Kingdom of France at the time of Louis XI, Tours saw the appearance of the first French Renaissance. The Valois brought in artists, artisans, and builders from Italy. Leonardo da Vinci moved to Clos Lucé. Great châteaux were profoundly transformed, like Amboise and Blois. New types of châteaux, fully dedicated to pleasure and surrounded by parks and gardens, were constructed, just like Chambord. Today, the châteaux of the Loire form a unique collection whose jewels are known around the world: Chambord, Cheverny, Chenonceau, Azay-le-Rideau, Amboise, Blois, Villandry, Chaumont, Ussé, Langeais… Wine culture, existing in the Loire Valley since Roman times, is an integral part of the region's "living well" culture. An unique meeting point for man, history, and nature, the Loire Valley is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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