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Discover Loire Valley Chateaux

On this video tour we are exploring the chateau in the Loire Valley of France.  The Loire Valley was added to the list of Unesco World Heritage sites in 2000, and consequently has become a centre of tourism. The accommodation in this area is very diverse from chateau rooms, to hotels and B&Bs.

Perhaps the most famous is the Chenonceau chateau but there are many splendid chateau to discover. See the map of Map of Loire Chateaux below.  Tourism is very important to the area, and there are sorts of tours – not just to the castles. There are bike tours, wine tours, balloon rides down the valley, and even tours by canoe – for more click here. Whilst in the area visit many famous Loire Valley towns: Blois, Chinon, Orléans, Saumur, and Tours.

Map of Loire Valley Chateaux

So where is the Loire Valley? The Loire Valley is located in the middle stretch of the Loire River in central France. Its area comprises about 800 square kilometres. It is often referred to as the Garden of France due to the abundance of vineyards. This map shows the chateaux du Loire . You can scroll left and right to see other locations.

Key to Map

chateau-map

 Video Tours of Loire Valley Chateau – Top 3

1. Chateau de Chenonceau

2) Chambord

3) Villandry Chateau and Gardens