Visit the châteaux of the Loire Valley

Welcome to Tours, the capital of the Loire Valley! It is the ideal base to discover the region’s famous castles. Every year, our region welcomes thousands of visitors from all over the world to discover the Château de Chenonceau, Château de Chambord, Château d’Amboise and Château d’Azay-le-Rideau as well as the gardens of Villandry! This wealth of prestigious heritage is continually reinventing itself. Touraine was the birthplace of the Renaissance in France and the home of Leonardo da Vinci. Through audacity and curiosity, men made huge advances in various fields here more than 500 years ago. Here are 8 must-see castles less than 1 hour from Tours!

Château de Chenonceau