PLACES TO SEE IN THE LOIRE VALLEY, FRANCE : our selection of best places to see in the Loire valley in France

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

Loire valley is situated in the West of France, along the Loire river.

Loire valley is often called « the garden of France » because of its sweet climate and because it was in a way the garden of kings.

Loire valley is renowned for :

* its castles or « chateaux » (Azay-le-Rideau castle, Chenonceau castle, Chambord castle, Amboise castle, Chinon castle, Cheverny castle, Villandry castle..),
* the Loire valley towns (Blois, Tours, Saumur…)
* the typical food (Food and restaurant in Loire valley) and drink of the Loire valley (Loire valley wine)

We suggest in this site our selection of most beautiful and interesting castles of the Loire valley, displayed by proximity of cities. But you must know that Saumur (the western city) is only 60 kms far from Blois (the eastern), and that Tours is approximatively in the middle. So it is easy to lodge in one of theses towns and to drive to all the castles of our selection

The weather of the Loire valley is usually cold in winter and sweet to hot in summer