If you want French culture, style, and gastronomy, the Loire Valley is the place to be. You'll find everything it has to offer alright here.
Located in the heart of France, the region is a short train or ride from Paris. It was once of immense strategic importance due to its position between northern and southern France. Kings, queens, dukes and nobles established feudal castles and pleasure palaces here. This fertile river valley is home to hundreds of France's most opulent aristocratic estates.
This valley has always been a place of fantastic creativity. Leonardo da Vinci developed his wackiest creations here, and the kings of France made it the hub for the French Renaissance. Clinging to the riverbanks, the Chateau de Chambord and its many neighboring castles tell a fabulous story of this artistic effervescence – also expressed by gardens such as those at Chaumont-sur-Loire, which are both a castle and the landscape laboratory of tomorrow.
Sitting on the banks of the Loire, Chateau de Chambord and its neighboring castles tell a story of artistic enthusiasm. The gardens also describe this at Chaumont-sur-Loire, a castle and landscape laboratory for tomorrow.