CHAMBORD CASTLE IN THE LOIRE VALLEY, FRANCE : Chambord chateau (Loirevalley, France) travel guide

What to see in the Loire valley, France travel guide : Loire valley trip, tourism and holidays

Chambord castle is situated in Loire valley ( West of France ).

Chambord chateau is probably the most famous castle of the Loire valley.

Chambord chateau is situated approximatively 20 kms East from Blois

Around Chambord chateau, you may appreciate to discover the Touraine vineyards

CHINON CASTLE IN THE LOIRE VALLEY, FRANCE : Chinon chateau (Loire valley,France) travel guide

What to see in the Loire valley, France travel guide : Loire valley trip, tourism and holidays

Chinon castle is situated in Loire valley ( West of France ).

Chinon chateau is the castle of Chinon town, a beautiful rampart and citadels architecture town liyng on the Vienne river, a few kms from its confluence with the Loire river.

Chinon town is situated approximatively 50 kms South West from Tours and 30 kms South from Saumur

Joan d’Arc went in Chinon castle. Henri the second of Plantagenets and his son Richard the LionHeart died in the Chinon chateau

Around Chinon town, you may appreciate to discover the Chinon vineyards

CHENONCEAU CASTLE IN THE LOIRE VALLEY, FRANCE : Chenonceaux chateau(Loire valley, France) travel guide

What to see in the Loire valley, France travel guide : Loire valley trip, tourism and holidays

Chenonceau castle is situated in Loire valley ( West of France ).

Chenonceau chateau is lying on the Cher river. It is known as the chateau of the Dames de Chenonceau, because many women took place in its construction : Diane de Poitiers, Catherine de Medici…

Chenonceaux chateau is situated approximatively 40 kms East from Tours

Around Chenonceau chateau, you may appreciate to discover the Touraine vineyards

AZAY LE RIDEAU CASTLE IN THE LOIRE VALLEY, FRANCE : Azay le Ridau chateau(Loire valley, France) travel guide

What to see in the Loire valley, France travel guide : Loire valley trip, tourism and holidays

Azay le Rideau castle is situated in Loire valley ( West of France ).

Azay le Ridau chateau was built on an island in the Indre river

Azay le Rideau chateau is situated approximatively 30 kms South west from Tours

Around Azay le Rideau chateau, you may appreciate to discover the Touraine vineyards

CENTER OF LOIRE VALLEY WINE, FRANCE : The Tours, Saumur and Angers winesin France

Discover the Loire valley wines

Centre Loire vineyards belong to the Loire valley wines. They are situated at the East of Tours city and Blois

The vineyards of Centre Loire in the Loire valley, produce well known white wines such as Pouilly fumé or Sancerre…

There are also less known red and white wines produced in the Centre Loire vineyards Menetou Salon, Chateaumeillant, Reuilly and Quincy …

BOURGUEIL LOIRE VALLEY WINE, FRANCE : The Bourgeuil and Saint Nicolas de Bourgeuil wines in France

Discover the Bourgueil (Bourgeuil) Loire valley wines

Bourgueil wines belong to the Touraine vineyards, situated around Tours city. They are Loire valley wines.

The vineyards of Bourgueil are known for their light red wine, made of Cabernet franc grape : the Bourgueil and Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil wines

ANJOU LOIRE VALLEY WINE, FRANCE : The Anjou wines in France

Discover the Loire valley wines

Anjou vineyards are situated around Angers city. They belong to the Loire valley wines.

The vineyards of Anjou in the Loire valley, produce delicious sweet white wines, resulting from « noble rot » harvests (same process as Sauternes)

Anjou sweet wines are named :

Coteaux du Layon
Bonnezeaux
Quart de Chaume
Anjou sweet wines are delicious with foie gras, deserts (such as local Tarte Tain apple pie), blue cheese…